Pushback in The Bulletin

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Beyond Nuclear was a signatory to an article published today in The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, which, as described in our preamble, was a response to a baffling condemnation of the nuclear ban treaty as somehow endangering peace, by Zachary Kallenborn and disappointingly published by the august magazine. Our collective response, authored by a core team whose work we greatly appreciate,  began:

“In a deeply misguided article in this publication, Zachary Kallenborn contends that the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) is a threat to humanity. To build this narrative, Kallenborn does not simply present nuclear deterrence as a stable and useful framework for avoiding conventional wars. Rather, he goes beyond the common deterrence arguments to assert that nuclear weapons restrain world wars, which allows nations to work together on addressing existential threats. Nothing could be further from the truth…”

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