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  • 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
  • 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
  • The Button

    Get a head start on your summer reading list! You can now pre-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—...

    May 8, 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
  • Grantee Spotlight: Women Cross DMZ

    I'm incredibly inspired by the increasing calls for peace around the world by lawmakers, activists, and everyday people whose lives have been impacted by this long, unresolved Korean War. In July, there was a historic vote in US Congress as part of the National Defense Authorization Act,...

    October 1, 2019 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • New grants to support inclusive nuclear and national security policy

    We are proud to announce the award of six grants following our recent Women’s Initiative request for proposals, held this spring. These grants were made possible by gifts dedicated to the Ploughshare Fund Women’s Initiative. Through the Women’s Initiative, we aim to invest in, amplify and...

    July 11, 2019 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Chain Reaction 2019: A New Moment

    New congressional leadership, the dynamic start of the presidential campaigns, and a new wave of citizen activism gives us promise that we can prevent the worst from happening in the current administration and forge a saner nuclear policy for the next. Today, we see hope amassed in A New...

    April 26, 2019 - By Ploughshares Fund