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Becoming a Nuclear Expert

Mackenzie Knight, October 27, 2023 “Raise your hand if you would have dropped the nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki if you were Harry Truman.” This question was the first sentence out of my professor’s mouth at the start of…

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Sanction: A Buzzword, a Band-Aid, a Bureaucratic Black Box

Paul Esau, July 17th, 2023 The word “sanction” is a problem. It can mean to provide official approval (for example, “the president sanctioned the wealth tax”), or to impose penalties (“the president sanctioned the generals involved”). Technically, the second definition…

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Making Security and Advocacy More Accessible

Sophy Macartney June 28th, 2023 In a millisecond after a nuclear bomb explodes, a fireball hotter than the sun forms more than 2 kilometers across. Within this space, everything is vaporized. Thirteen kilometers in every direction, everything even slightly flammable…

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ReThink-ing Prevention

Emma Smith May 30, 2023 In 1972, the government of Burundi attempted to slaughter “every possible Hutu male of distinction over the age of fourteen.” Estimates of the final death toll vary by the thousands, but evidence suggests that somewhere…

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