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Nuclear Powers Need to Disarm Before It’s Too Late

Conn Hallinan Foreign Policy in Focus
The U.S. has pulled out of a major arms agreement with Russia, and the Trump administration wants to bump the budget for the modernization of nuclear weapons by nearly 9 percent. The nuclear powers should observe the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

A Global Nuclear Winter: Avoiding the Unthinkable in India and Pakistan

Conn Hallinan Foreign Policy in Focus
The single most dangerous spot on the globe, the current situation in Kashmir cannot continue. The Kashmiris should have their referendum — and both India and Pakistan will have to accept the results. The world cannot afford the current tensions to spiral down into a military confrontation that could easily get out of hand. Neither country would survive a nuclear war, and neither country should be spending its money on an arms race.

The Hanging of Afzal Guru is a Stain on India's Democracy

Arundhati Roy The Guardian UK
Just before breakfast, the government of India secretly hanged Afzal Guru, prime accused in the attack on parliament in December 2001, and interred his body in Delhi's Tihar jail where he had been in solitary confinement for 12 years. Was this execution just? Was the trial fair? Or are the political parties and the institutions of Indian democracy on trial?
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