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  • Annual Report 2020: Pathways Forward

    SALLY LILIENTHAL WAS ON A QUEST TO CHANGE THE WORLD. It was 1981, and she had invited public service leader Lew Butler and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Owen Chamberlain down the wooden staircase to a living room balcony extending over a San Francisco cliff below. Chamberlain, one of the world’s...

    December 23, 2020 - By Will Lowry
  • Transforming National Security: Nuclear Policy for a New Era

    Join us, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 for a Ploughshares Fund post-election nuclear policy forum. Learn about the national security outlook for the next administration and how excess nuclear spending can fund higher national priorities such as responses to coronavirus, racial injustice and...

    November 16, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Unmute Yourself: Your Security, Your Vote

    For everyone—but especially Gens X and Z and Millennials—this is the most important election of our lifetimes. What threats to our national security make this so? How do democratic processes impact foreign policy goals? As we face a global pandemic and recession, how do nuclear weapons impact...

    October 19, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Banning the Bomb

    Since this recent recording, on October 24, 2020, Honduras became the 50th nation to ratify the UN Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons, triggering entry into force on January 22, 2021.

    October 7, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • 5 Great First Episodes

    Here are 5 favorite episodes, great places to start if you are new to Press the Button, or podcasts in general. You can listen to any of these episodes, right now from this page. Press the Button is co-hosted by Ploughshares Fund defense experts Tom Collina and Michelle Dover. The podcast offers...

    October 5, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • A Narrow View of National Security Is Making America Less Safe

    “They want to explode a bomb in the desert to show how scary it is,” said Laicie Heeley, CEO of Inkstick media, and host of the Inkstick and PRX podcast Things That Go Boom. “They want to make a big show of force that is credible and accountable. And there’s value to those strategies when they...

    September 24, 2020 - By Will Lowry
  • Why the Next Shooting War Could Go Nuclear

    Nuclear expert James Acton believes that we are entering into an era of what he calls “nuclear entanglement,” one that promises to be different from anything we’ve seen before. It’s main characteristic: an increasingly blurry line between nuclear and conventional weapons. “During the Cold War,...

    September 18, 2020 - By Zack Brown
  • Responsible Disruption

    Join the Ploughshares Fund Women’s Initiative for an energizing conversation: Responsible Disruption: Women’s Participation, Perspectives and Power, Tuesday, October 20, with guest speakers, Ambassador Laura Holgate, Mareena Robinson Snowden and Sanam Naraghi Anderlini, and moderated by...

    September 11, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Unmute Yourself: Your Security, Your Vote

    For everyone—but especially Gens X and Z and Millennials—this is the most important election of our lifetimes. What threats to our national security make this so? How do democratic processes impact foreign policy goals? As we face a global pandemic and recession, how do nuclear weapons impact...

    September 11, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Letter from new Ploughshares Fund President, Emma Belcher

    Today, I’m delighted to assume the role of president of Ploughshares Fund. While I’m beginning in a most extraordinary time, there’s something almost poetic about writing to you from my living room in much the same way that Sally Lilienthal founded our organization — in her living room, almost...

    August 31, 2020 - By Emma Belcher