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  • The Outlook for Avoiding Catastrophe

    On the 75th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Ploughshares Fund today released a new report calling on the next US president to stop the new nuclear arms race between the United States and Russia. The report assesses that the superpowers have allowed the robust arms control...

    August 5, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • The Button

    Get started on your summer reading! You can now order a new book from former Secretary of Defense and Stanford professor of international relations William Perry and Ploughshares Fund policy director Tom Collina. The Button is a fascinating narrative of our living nuclear history—one in which...

    May 8, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • The Politics of Pentagon Spending: Can the US Military Budget Be Cut?

    Three weeks after the House voted against her amendment to the FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act, Representative Barbara Lee (D-California) couldn’t help but evince a bit of residual exasperation. “It was so modest,” she said in an interview with national security podcast, Press The...

    August 12, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins joins Ploughshares Fund Board of Directors

    Ploughshares Fund is proud to welcome Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins as the newest member of its board of directors. Globally recognized for her diplomatic leadership in the international security field, and for her ability to break down communication barriers, Amb. Jenkins brings a much appreciated...

    June 15, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Can Israel Stay Democratic After Annexation?

    The future of a democratic Israel could be decided in the next few months as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rushes to annex large portions of the occupied West Bank. President Donald Trump’s backing of the plan is another indicator of why we need a dramatically new national security strategy...

    May 27, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • The Anthropocene Pandemic

    The coronavirus pandemic is not only a public health issue, said former NASCAR driver and environmental activist Leilani Münter. It’s also a showcase for the threats posed by the strain humanity is putting on the planet. Case in point: while we still don’t know the exact source of COVID-19, we...

    May 12, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Chain Reaction: Securing Our Future

    You’re invited to Ploughshares Fund’s annual gala, Chain Reaction. The global COVID-19 pandemic has made clear the need to reprioritize the policies that keep our citizens safe. We will examine threats to our global community — nuclear weapons, climate change, and now pandemics — with...

    May 3, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Honoring the Life of Mary Lloyd Estrin

    It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mary Lloyd Estrin, Chair Emeritus of the Ploughshares Fund Board of Directors. She passed away peacefully in April of 2020, following a long illness. "Mary leaves behind a remarkable legacy," said Joe Cirincione, President of Ploughshares...

    April 28, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Happy 1st Birthday Press the Button!

    Press the Button began as the 21st Century nuclear arms race was losing its brakes, with the ambitious goal of trying to make sense of the big military, corporate and  government forces that were moving the world to the nuclear brink in real time. In April 2019, Ploughshares Fund...

    April 13, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • The Ploughshares Fund Women’s Initiative

    The Ploughshares Fund Womens Initiative works to increase the voices and roles of women in national security and to ensure their ability to craft and influence US nuclear policy. Today, 13,500 nuclear weapons rest in the hands of a few powerful men who have unchecked...

    March 3, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund