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Points For Research on Nuclear Weapons And Related Issues
Resources Defense Council Nuclear Program
Detailed information about
current nuclear weapons stockpiles in all nuclear weapons states, from
warheads to delivery systems. Many of NRDC's in-depth analyses of nuclear
weapons issues are available on-line.
of American Scientists
This site has extensive resources
on nuclear weapons and related issues, including anti-ballistic missile
system research and other military space programs.
FAS National Security News Links
A comprehensive on-line site
for the history of nuclear weapons and publicly available information about
how they work. Information ranges from comprehensive listings of known
nuclear tests to links to the excellent Brookings Institute study on the
total cumulative costs of U.S. nuclear weapons programs.
of Atomic Scientists
This site has current and
past articles from the Bulletin, providing a wealth of information
and analysis on nuclear issues. There is also a good set of well-organized
Stockholm International Peace Institute: Nuclear forces and arms control
This page has information from the current SIPRI yearbook on arms control issues, including detailed tables on the nuclear arsenals of all states known to have nuclear weapons.
Nuclear Threat Initiative Research Library
This site provides extensive free databases, maintained by the Center for Nonproliferation Studies, on a range of weapons of mass destruction and nonproliferation issues. It also has links to current publications of note by mainstream arms control organizations. The Nuclear Threat Institute, funded by Ted Turner, focuses on preventing use and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
American Security Information Council
Analysis and information about
European and NATO nuclear weapons issues, as well as about U.S. nuclear
to Reduce The Nuclear Danger Virtual Library
An effort of a coalition of
arms control groups. Nuclear weapons information, ranging from treaty documents
to information on the health and environmental impacts of nuclear weapons.
Asians Against Nukes
An excellent site for analysis
of the emerging nuclear arms race in South Asia, and also for new thinking
about nuclear weapons issues in general.
A project of the Nuclear Age
Peace Foundation, this site has a growing library of information on the
history of nuclear weapons, nuclear weapons law and policy, and efforts
for their elimination.
A site pre-set searches for
nuclear information at a variety of web site sets, from current media to
NGO's. Also allows custom searches of the same sites.
Institute Global Peace and Security Program
Information and analysis on
security issues, including material on U.S. nuclear weapons programs, NATO
nukes, the emerging arms race in South Asia, and the effects of ballistic
missile defense on China, the Koreas, Japan, and the region. This site
has a number of primary source U.S. government nuclear weapons documents
not available elsewhere.
Relations and Security Network
The "Links List" at this site
has a large set of well-organized links from around the world on arms control,
military, and related issues.
Nuclear Weapons Cost Study Project
Information on the total cost
of nuclear weapons programs, since their inception.
of Concerned Scientists
This page has information
on de-alerting of nuclear weapons, statements by General Butler and other
military figures calling for nuclear disarmament, and other arms control
for Nonproliferation Studies (Monterey Institute)
International Network of Engineers and Scientists Against Proliferation
INESAP is part of the worldwide activities of the International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility (INES). The main objectives of INESAP are to promote nuclear disarmament, to tighten existing arms control and non-proliferation regimes, as well as to implement unconventional approaches to curbing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and to controling the transfer of related technology. This site includes a number of full-text INESAP reports and publications on its publications page.
and Activism Focused on the Nuclear Weapons Laboratories and the Nevada
A community group based in
Livermore, California, home of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
This group provides a range of information and activies on issues ranging
from national nuclear weapons policies to local and regional health and
environmental impacts of the Livermore Lab.
The Los Alamos Study Group,
based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, provides information about U.S. nuclear
weapons programs, with a particular focus on its local facility, the Los
Alamos National Laboratory. Its web site has excellent information on nuclear
weapons policy, budget, and regional economic impact issues and on the
environmental impacts of the Los Alamos laboratory.
UC Nuclear Free Campaign
The UC Nuclear Free campaign seeks to end the University of California’s involvement in the design, research, testing, and production of nuclear weapons. The UC has managed the Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Livermore Lawrence National Laboratory since each lab’s inception; every nuclear weapon in the US arsenal was designed by a UC employee. The UC Nuclear Free campaign sees UC severance from the labs as a significant step toward our ultimate goals, which include nuclear abolition and the realization of a sustainable, peaceful, and just global society.
Nuclear Watch New Mexico
Santa Fe-based group working on New Mexico nuclear issues, including the Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Sandia National Laboratories.
Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety
New Mexico citizens' group which focuses on the environmental impacts of the nuclear complex, including DOE weapons facilities and the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.
Nevada Test Site-related information
"An international network
of activists and organizations bridging the gap between the environmental,
peace and justice and indigenous land rights communities."
Starting Points for Activism on Nuclear Weapons Issues
This is the main site and
global contact for Abolition 2000, a network now including over 2000 groups
in over 90 countries. It has recent developments, events, and a full listing
of Abolition 2000 groups.
1 Committee A-Z Web List
A very comprehensive web site
list of anti-nuclear groups. The main Prop
1 site is a compendium of anti-nuclear activities, maintained by people
who have had a continuous vigil across from the White House since 1981.
A national peace group with
chapters around the country. Click the "Act Locally" link for chapters
Friends Service Committee
A multi-program organization
with offices around the country, AFSC places the nuclear weapons issue
in a broader context of work for peace and social justice.
Parliamentary Network for Nuclear Disarmament
A non-partisan forum for parliamentarians and about parliamentary actions on nuclear disarmament issues.
Peace, and the Law
International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms
Founded in 1988, and headquartered
in The Hague, Netherlands, has national chapters in countries around the
world. IALANA was a central organization in the World Court Project, the
global civil society campaign to obtain the advisory opinion on the legal
status of nuclear weapons from the International Court of Justice.
on Nuclear Policy
LCNP publishes books, articles
and discussion papers; provides key information to citizen groups, the
media, U.S. officials, United Nations representatives and governments;
and develops and promotes strategies for the strengthening and observance
of international law relating to disarmament and security. This site includes
a variety of materials and links bearing on the legality of nuclear weapons.
International Court of Justice opinion on the legality of nuclear weapons
This site has links to the
text of the 1996 ICJ opinion and related materials, including excerpts
from arguments by individual states and subsequent United Nations resolutions
referring to the opinion.
Model Nuclear Weapons Convention (full text)
The Model Nuclear Weapons
Convention, a joint project of the Lawyers' Committee on Nuclear Policy,
the International Alliance of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms, and International
Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, provides an example and framework
for discussion of the path to elimination of nuclear arsenals. Also available,
either on-line or in hard copy, at the IPPNW web site is Security
and Survival, a book of commentary on the treaty with contributions
by a variety of experts and activists.
Nations Department of Disarmament Affairs Weapons of Mass Destruction Branch
This site has the text of
both the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and the Comprehensive Test Ban
Treaty and many related documents, including those generated by Nonproliferation
Treaty preparatory and review conferences and related U.N. General Assembly
resolutions. There are links to material at related organizations, including
the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Preparatory Commission for
the Comprehensive Test Ban Organization. The site also includes similar
materials for the Chemical and Biological Weapons Conventions.
Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization
of Disarmament Affairs main site
Nations main site
This site has information on the current status of efforts to achieve entry into force of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. It includes documents and statements of governments from CTBT-related conferences, country by country signature and ratification status, resources on monitoring and verification, and more.
The Multilaterals Project,
begun in 1992, is an ongoing project at the Fletcher School of Law &
Diplomacy, Tufts University, to make available the texts of international
multilateral conventions and other instruments, from human rights and arms
control to space, trade, and the environment. This site has the texts to
a wide variety of international treaties, agreements, and other relevant
Atomic Energy Agency
This site includes documents
concerning IAEA implementation of aspects of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation
Treaty (NPT). It includes the text of the Treaty, the IAEA statute, safeguards
agreements, and IAEA reports on compliance.
Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean
The Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (OPANAL) is an inter-governmental agency created by the Treaty of Tlatelolco to ensure that the obligations of the Treaty be met. OPANAL is responsible for convoking regular and special general conferences and consultation meetings related to the established purposes, means, and procedures of the Treaty. OPANAL also supervises the adherence to the Control System and the obligations stemming from the Treaty of Tlatelolco. This site provides information about nuclear weapons free zones around the world.
of Disarmament Issues in International Fora
A site sponsored by Women's
International League for Peace and Freedom, this site collects U.N.
documents and provides commentary and analysis of nuclear weapons and disarmament
issues at the U.N. in new York, including proceedings of the First Committee
and Nonproliferation Treaty conferences.
Acronym conducts research
and publishes information on negotiations and verification of arms control,
disarmament and related treaties and agreements. Their analysis is useful
and timely (during major UN disarmament conferences, even daily). This
page also includes a link to their journal, Disarmament
Committee on Disarmament
The NGO Committee on Disarmament
provides assistance and coordination for nongovernmental activities on
disarmament matter at the United Nations. This web site provides a good
set of links both to United Nations and NGO disarmament resources.
Arms Control Today
Publication of the Arms Control Association. News and in-depth analysis on a variety of arms control issues. This site provides a full-text archive of Arms Control Today stretching back several years
Arms Control Reporter and the IDDS World Arms Database
Published by the Institute for Defense and Disarmament Studies, this site provides extensive information, both historical and current, on the status of treaty regimes and arms control negotiations. The database provides information on the armaments of the world’s militaries.
Environmental Impacts of Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Weapons Research and
for Nuclear Accountability
This site has links to groups
across the U.S. working both on nuclear weapons policy issues and on efforts
to clean up nuclear weapons research and production sites, and to increase
government accountability for the health and ecological impacts of the
nuclear weapons complex.
The Institute for
Energy and Environmental Research
Information and assistance
for communities on the health and environmental impacts of nuclear materials,
analysis of nuclear weapons programs and their impacts. IEER has been a
leader in providing useable, understandable information about nuclear health
and environmental issues to affected communities, and in training lay people
to research and understand these issues for themselves. IEER also does
policy analysis on a wide range of issues, from nuclear weapons to energy
policy, and this site provides a many of their documents on-line.
for Social Responsibility
PSR long has been a leader
in providing information on the health and environmental effects of nuclear
war and nuclear weapons research and production. This site has information
on PSR's current nuclear programs.
for Social Responsibility San Francisco Bay Area
Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
Advocacy group for residents
living in the prevailing wind pattern surrounding the Nevada Test Site
and who have suffered illnesses associated with fallout exposures. Since
its founding it has expanded its activities to address other related issues,
including nuclear waste transportation and disposal and compensation issues.
Defense And The Militarization of Space
Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space
Organizing and information
about the growing militarization of space, and particularly about U.S.
plans to expand its military activities in space.
Institute Space Law and Policy Library
An extensive set of on-line
documents, ranging from treaties and UNGA resolutions to articles and U.S.
of Concerned Scientists on Ballistic Missile Defense
Institute Aerospace links
of American Scientists Military Space Page
Peace Research Institute Frankfurt Anti-missile defense international forum pages
An excellent selection of resources on missile defenses, pro and con, looking beyond U.S. programs to European missile defense programs and their long term impacts. Many articles in English. A few materials as well addressing missile defense issues in the Middle East. The “forum” section has a large selection of articles, many in English. See also the good selection of links.
for Defense Information
Up to date information and
analysis on U.S. military programs, including good comparisons of U.S.
military programs and spending to those of other nations.
for a Livable World
Information and analysis on
U.S. military spending, including useful comparison on spending on other
This page features a variety of charts and reports on military spending and other national budget issues.
International Peace Research Institute Military Expenditure and Arms Production
Extensive data on international
arms production and expenditures.
Security Archive nuclear history section
On-line documents and information,
and a guide to the National Security Archive's even more extensive publications
and unpublished collections.
Atomic Web Site
"Nuclear Weapons: History,
Technology, and Consequences in Historic Documents, Photos, and Videos."
Page on the scientist, the
atomic bomb, and the decision to use it in WWII. Links to other relevant
Documents from the history
of the U.S. nuclear weapons programs and related information.
Avalon Project at Yale University
On-line primary source U.S.
history and diplomatic history documents, including a number relevant to
the history of atomic energy, nuclear weapons, and the Cold War.
Nonviolence Web links
A comprehensive listing of
links for peace organizations, magazines, and other resources, from local
College Peace Collection
This site has extensive link
lists of both peace and peace history web sites.
peace federation, with listings for its 210 members, with web links where
Information and Resource Service
Well-organized list with descriptions.
Information Service on Energy (WISE)
and Science Policy
Comprehensive site on the
democratization of science and technology choice. Large and well-organized
list of related organizations and information.
Science and Policy Programs
Academy of Sciences Press
Physical Society Forum on Physics and Society
With physics and science policy
U.S. Department of Energy
Department of Energy
The agency responsible for
design and production of U.S. nuclear warheads (although this is not evident
from their home page). For information on their nuclear weapons activities
go to their "national
security"page and the page for the semi-autonomous agency directly
responsible for nuclear weapons research, testing, and production, the
National Nuclear Security Agency.
on-line information tools
Links to a wide variety of
DOE and DOE facility on-line information, including an extensive list of
DOE on-line libraries.
Databases on a variety of
topics, including DOE declassified documents and environmental data. Many
of the documents indexed in these databases are available on-line.
Ridge National Laboratory Library Nuclear Links
A nicely organized set of
links on nuclear weapons and nuclear technology generally.
Test Site Environmental Review and other technical documents
City Operations Office
Library (including many nuclear testing photos)
Library, including On-Line
Documents Search Page and
Institutional Publications (including Site and Institutional Plans).
Alamos National Laboratory
Alamos Laboratory Library, including on-line catalogue.
of California Weapons Laboratory Management
including On-Line Technical
Reports Search Page.
Other DOE Nuclear Weapons Complex
National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory
Ridge National Laboratory
Nuclear Weapons Assembly and Disassembly Facility
Safety, and Health
Environment, Safety, and Health home page
Central Internet Database on Waste Management and Cleanup
relevant to the health and environmental impacts of DOE activities
National Environmental Policy Act web site
DOE NEPA regulations and actions,
including full-text NEPA documents.
DOE environmental review documents, including many removed from DOE server (at Globalsecurity.org)
Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
Environmental Protection Agency
Radiation Protection Program
National Governors Association Federal Facilities Task Force Nuclear Weapons Complex Long Term Stewardship Site
Maintained in cooperation with the Navada Division of Environmental Protection, this site has information and links on hazardous and radioactive waste and contamination at sites around the country, and on the positions of State governments concerning DOE efforts to clean up its facilities.
Effects Research Foundation
Health tracking and research
on Hiroshima and Nagasaki survivors and descendants, partially funded by
the U.S. Department of Energy.
of Defense and Military Sites (includes some link lists maintained
of the Secretary of Defense
Includes Department of Defense
Almanac, with summary information on military programs and budgets.
of Defense budget (detailed information)
Department of Defense Contractors-- Rankings and Statistics
This site has rankings of contractors by total contract dollar awards, contract awards for each contractor by general procurement category, (e.g. "RDT&E"), and various other statistical information on Defense Department contractors stretching back several years.
Research and Development Program Element Descriptive Summaries Search Page
Full text searchable Department
of Defense research and development budget submissions by year, including
detailed program descriptions.
Force Legislative Liaison Office
The Air Force Office of Legislative Liaison provides a variety of useful on-line Congressional reference documents, including Congressional hearing schedules and summaries of legislative activity, listings of Congresspeople with information about Air Force bases in their districts, and other information relevant to moving the Air Force budget through Congress.
Defense Treaty Inspection Readiness Program
Extensive information about U.S. arms control treaties, and U.S. military views on compliance with those treaties. Includes a weekly treaty review publication.
Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Science and Technology
This page has links to some of the Department of Defense science and technology planning documents which remain public. The link to papers and testimony sometimes has useful current documents.
National Defense Industrial Association Proceedings
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Web Navigator
This page has links to a number of sites providing information on U.S. military research, testing, and evaluation programs.
Defense Acquisition Deskbook
Extensive information on military equipment and technology acquisition practices and regulations, as well as extensive links to organizations responsible for military technology acquisition and development.
Proceedings of conferences sponsored by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), an organization formed in March 1997 by the merger of the American Defense Preparedness Association and the National Security Industrial Association. Presentations on a wide range of military technology topics by military service and defense department officials. Often includes information otherwise difficult to find due to removal of information on military technology development from many government web sites.
Joint Chiefs of Staff Doctrine Statements
for Joint Theatre Nuclear Operations (pdf file)
Education and Research Library Network
for Joint Nuclear Operations (pdf file)
Search engine and list of
U.S. military library links. These military libraries both have link lists
for further research and in many instances document collections on-line.
This is a database search
engine which covers a variety of technical reports from the Department
of Energy, the Department of Defense, the Environmental Protection Agency,
and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which are hard
to find on the Internet by other means. See also the search
engine at the Defense Technical Information Center for Department of
Defense documents, including ordering information for documents not available
Technical Information Center TopicLinks search page
corporation on-line publications
Atlantic Treaty Organization
Weapons and Counterproliferation
Force Counterproliferation Center
This web site provides an
extensive, well-organized set of links on nuclear weapons and other weapons
of mass destruction, ranging from U.S. government counter-proliferation
programs to NGO sites.
of the Secretary of Defense Counterproliferation Web
Web Links (with pre-set counterproliferation searches)
Threat Reduction Agency
Formerly the Defense Special
Weapons Agency and before that the Defense Nuclear Agency, the DTRA conducts
programs on nuclear weapons and nuclear warfighting, techniques and technologies
for targeting and defending against nuclear, chemical, and biological warfare,
and coordinates similar programs in other agencies and military services.
Military Critical Technologies List
This page has extensive information on technologies considered by the U.S. government to be of potential use for the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and other high-tech weapons. It includes useful histories of the development of various weapons technologies, and summaries of national military technology capabilities.
This site has available some key government space documents, including the January 2001 Report of the Commission to Assess United States National Security Space Management and Organization.
Missile Defense Agency
Force Space Command
BMDO congressional testimony and other major public statements
Force Space Command Strategic Master Plan
Assistant Secretary of Defense (Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence)
Information on U.S. military information technology programs, including a wide range of intelligence gathering efforts.
Military Space links
Includes links to organizations responsible for space-based intelligence gathering.
Military space industry news site.
Strategic and Military
link lists on intelligence, U.S. and foreign, including direct links to
relevant legislation and documents.
of Congress "Explore the Internet" page
A very comprehensive and well
organized starting point for U.S. government internet research (see section
on U.S. Government Resources).
of Congress Congressional Megasites
Links to a variety of comprehensive
sites providing documents, databases, and analysis related to the U.S.
U.S. Congress web page
Everything from full-text
bills and bill status to committee information.
Bureau of Arms
Printing Office (GPO Access)
Legislative, legal, and regulatory
full-text materials on line, from the U.S. Code and the Code of Federal
Regulations to the Congressional Record.
Gateway to statistics from
over 100 Federal agencies, indexed or searchable a number of different
Freedom of Information
Department of Justice
This site has a FOIA guide
and other reference materials and a list of federal agency FOIA points
of contacts and web sites.
Includes links to FOIA web
sites for DOD agencies and military services.
of American Scientists Government Secrecy Project
National Security Archive FOIA page
This site has links to the text of the Freedom of Information Act and amendments, provides a sample FOIA request and appeal letter, and has other useful information.