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If the nuclear powers wish to be safe from nuclear weapons, they must surrender their own

YES! Magazine Summer 2008: A Just Foreign Policy
A Powerful Peace
by Jonathan Schell

If the nuclear powers wish to be safe from nuclear weapons, they must surrender their own.

Graphic by Jose Chicas at Avenging Angels and Abolition 2000. www.abolition.org
Graphic by Jose Chicas at Avenging Angels and Abolition 2000 (Global Network to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons). www.abolition2000.org
With each year that passes, nuclear weapons provide their possessors with less safety while provoking more danger. Possession of nuclear arms provokes proliferation. Both nourish the global nuclear infrastructure, which in turn enlarges the possibility of acquisition by terrorist groups.

The step that is needed to break this cycle can be as little doubted as the source of the problem. The double standard of nuclear haves and have-nots must be replaced by a single standard, which can only be the goal of a world free of all nuclear weapons.

What is it that prevents sensible steps toward nuclear abolition from being taken? The answer cannot be in doubt, either. It is the resolve of the world’s nuclear powers to hold on to their nuclear arsenals. Countries that already have nuclear arms cite proliferation as their reason for keeping them, and those lacking nuclear arms seek them in large measure because they feel menaced by those with them.

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