Andrew Higgins, Neil MacFarquhar: Just by Meeting With Trump, Putin Comes Out “Ahead”

The New York Times’ Andrew Higgins and Neil MacFarquhar recently wrote, “By attacking Europe and starting a trade war with America’s closest allies, President Trump has already advanced the agenda of President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, analysts say. All he really needs to make his meeting on Monday with Mr. Trump a success is for it to take place without any major friction.” This may be true (or … Continue reading Andrew Higgins, Neil MacFarquhar: Just by Meeting With Trump, Putin Comes Out “Ahead”

Nobel laureate: There is one way to prevent nuclear war

(CNN) In awarding this year’s Nobel Peace Prize to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, the Nobel committee has chosen to shine a powerful light on the grave and growing danger of nuclear war and illuminate the path we must follow to avoid that ultimate calamity. The crisis in Korea poses the most immediate and visible threat of nuclear conflict — but it is not … Continue reading Nobel laureate: There is one way to prevent nuclear war

Boston Should Lead the Way Toward the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons

Check out the new op-ed Dr. Lachlan Forrow and I just published in the Harvard Law Record.  Everyone in Boston knows that when a house catches ablaze, lives are saved by pulling the fire alarm. Sirens wail, trucks race down the street, and a fire crew comes to the rescue. But what if the fires haven’t started, yet are close to being ignited, on a … Continue reading Boston Should Lead the Way Toward the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons

Ira Helfand’s Letter in the New York Times

‘Living on Borrowed Time’: Eliminate Nuclear Arms To the Editor: Re “Don’t Ban the Bomb” (column, Oct. 7): Bret Stephens repeats the tired refrain that nuclear weapons are necessary for our security and that the call for their elimination is dangerous and unrealistic. He writes as if these weapons have some magical quality that keeps them from ever being used, and he omits any discussion … Continue reading Ira Helfand’s Letter in the New York Times

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons awarded 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

WASHINGTON, DC (October 6, 2017) – Today, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their work bringing forward the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR)’s international federation, the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), founded ICAN in 2007. ICAN mobilized more than 400 NGOs across 100 countries to … Continue reading International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons awarded 2017 Nobel Peace Prize