As the world pushes for a ban on nuclear weapons, Australia votes to stay on the wrong side of history

More than 70 years after the Hiroshima bombing, a majority of countries are pushing for a legally-binding treaty against nuclear weapons. Tim Wright/ICAN/Flickr, CC BY-NC Tilman Ruff, University of Melbourne In early December, the nations of the world are poised to take an historic step forward on nuclear weapons. Yet most Australians still haven’t heard [...]

The nuclear threat: reflections on the atomic age

It is estimated that 73,000 people died within seconds in Nagasaki, the second Japanese city to fall victim to the atomic bomb. AAP/Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum Joseph Siracusa, RMIT University and Frank Gavin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology With the end of the Cold War, the nuclear arms race came to a virtual halt, but the [...]