Resources

  • A City Guide to Divestment
    Divesting from producers of controversial weapons: a guide for local authorities.
  • Banning Nuclear Weapons: The Humanitarian Facts
    An evidence-based understanding of the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons has become the driving force behind a renewed State and civil society demand for effective action to prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons.
  • Beyond the Bomb: these investors are rejecting nuclear weapons
    Our research shows more and more financial institutions are saying no to nuclear weapons.
  • Call Your Bank for Divestment
    If your bank, insurer or pension-fund is listed in the report, you can help increase the pressure on them to drop their investments in nuclear weapons by giving Customer Service a call, and letting them know that you, as a client or shareholder, are watching and expect better of them.
  • Checklist for a Good Financial Institution Investment Policy
    Once financial institutions make the decision to put a nuclear weapons free policy into place, there are some key aspects to consider.
  • Engage the Public on Divestment
    Divestment campaigning is a way to engage the general public and a way for people to feel connected to creating change.
  • Engaging the Media
    Engaging media through the angle of a divestment campaign can help to bring attention to other issues related to nuclear weapons.
  • Entanglement
    Nuclear and non-nuclear weapons and systems are becoming increasingly entangled, raising the risks of inadvertent escalation in a conflict. How can these dangers be mitigated?
  • Evaluating Member State Acceptance of Blockchain for Nuclear Safeguards
    Distributed ledger technology (DLT)–widely referred to as blockchain technology–has the potential to improve operational efficiencies, data security, and confidentiality of nuclear safeguards information.
  • FAS Nuclear Notebook
    The FAS Nuclear Notebook is co-authored by Hans M. Kristensen and Matt Korda and published bi-monthly in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Each issue provides a snapshot of a nuclear-armed country weapons programs or a global nuclear weapons matter.
  • Future of Arms Control
    Bilateral arms control between the United States and Russia now rests entirely on New START, which will expire in 2026 if not sooner. What steps could build on this treaty, and how can China and other nuclear states be brought into the arms control process?
  • Greater Than
    How might the nuclear threat reduction field become one of the brightest sources of creativity and innovation on the planet?
  • ICRC Nuclear Weapons Resources
    The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement calls on States to ensure nuclear weapons are never used again.
  • International Panel on Fissile Materials
    The IPFM was founded in January 2006 and is an independent group of arms-control and nonproliferation experts from both nuclear weapon and non-nuclear weapon states.
  • Issues by the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation
    Nuclear issues, news, and analysis by the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation.
  • Korean Peninsula
    North Korea’s evolving nuclear arsenal presents a complex security challenge. What can states and international organizations do to reduce immediate nuclear risks while planning for a longer term disarmament process?
  • No First Use of Nuclear Weapons
    Under no circumstances should the United States start a nuclear war.
  • Nuclear Disarmament & Public Health
    The Health and Humanitarian Case for Nuclear Disarmament
  • Nuclear Disarmament Resource Collection
    More than seven decades after their development and use during World War II, nuclear weapons continue to be the basis for several states’ national security policies.
  • Nuclear Famine: climate effects of regional nuclear war
    A nuclear war using as few as 100 weapons anywhere in the world would disrupt the global climate and agricultural production so severely that the lives of more than two billion people would be in jeopardy from mass starvation.
  • Nuclear Notebook: How many nuclear weapons does Pakistan have in 2021?
    Nuclear Notebook: How many nuclear weapons does Pakistan have in 2021? Editor’s note: The Nuclear Notebook is researched and written by Hans M. Kristensen, director of the Nuclear Information Project with the Federation of American Scientists, and Matt Korda, a…
  • Nuclear Policy Takes a Deep Dive Into Blockchain
    Technology Could Ease Information Sharing Among Distrustful Parties
  • Nuclear Weapons Abolition
    Since the very beginning of the nuclear age, with the US atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, physicians have recognized that the devastating consequences of nuclear war can only be prevented if these weapons of mass destruction are abolished.
  • Nuclear Weapons Abolition
    PSR’s Nuclear Weapons Abolition Program amplifies the health professional voice to increase and broaden grassroots support for nuclear weapons abolition and to cultivate legislative initiatives to reduce the threat of nuclear weapons.
  • Nuclear Weapons Worldwide
    Thousands of nuclear weapons exist in the world. The use of even one could change life as we know it.
  • Nuclear Winter Research
    Alan Robock’s Nuclear Winter Research Dr. Alan Robock has compiled a comprehensive list of resources, including his own nuclear winter research, as well as other resources, to help the public and scientists understand the threat of nuclear weapons.
  • Physicians and Nuclear War
    Physicians first confronted the medical consequences of the use of nuclear weapons while struggling to care for the victims of the US atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.
  • Producing mass destruction
    Research shows at least at least US$ 116 billion (€ 102 billion) in contracts between governments and private companies in France, India, Italy, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, and the United States for production, development and stockpiling of nuclear weapons.
  • Reducing the Risk of Nuclear War
    Steps and policies to reducing the risk of nuclear war.
  • Renovating the Nuclear Order
    The system of treaties, agreements, and institutions underpinning the nonproliferation regime is increasingly stressed by burgeoning arms races and growing discord over the lack of progress toward disarmament. What steps can be taken to halt, and if possible, reverse this trend?
  • Science & Global Security
    Science & Global Security is an international journal for peer-reviewed scientific and technical studies to support international security, arms control, disarmament, and nonproliferation policy.
  • Security and Arms Control Webinars
    The Summer Symposium hosts security experts from across the globe, speaking on technical issues related to global security.
  • Security Spending
    The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation supports the optimization of national security spending by curbing wasteful, ineffective, and unnecessary spending.
  • Shorting our security- Financing the companies that make nuclear weapons
    Who is trying to profit from weapons of mass destruction? Our report: Shorting our security- Financing the companies that make nuclear weapons provides the answer.
  • Stanley Center Publications
    Stanley Center Publications
  • Status of World Nuclear Forces
    Instead of planning for nuclear disarmament, the nuclear-armed states appear to plan to retain large arsenals for the indefinite future, are adding new nuclear weapons, and are increasing the role that such weapons play in their national strategies.
  • Steps to Take Action for Divestment
    This page provides the basis for coordinated campaigning to discourage financial institutions from investing in nuclear weapons companies.
  • The FAS Nuclear Weapons Page
    The Nuclear Information Project provides the public with reliable information about the status and trends of the nuclear weapons arsenals of the world’s nuclear-armed countries.
  • The Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons
    Humanity might well not survive a nuclear war using even a fraction of the arsenals in existence today.
  • The Militarization of Artificial Intelligence
    Revolutionary technologies hold much promise for humanity. When taken up for military uses, they can affect international peace and security.
  • The U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
    Everything you need to know about the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
  • The World’s Nuclear Weapons
    Learn more about all of the countries that support nuclear weapons.
  • Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
    The International Humanitarian Movement for Nuclear Disarmament
  • U.S. Nuclear Policy
    The United States faces a series of critically important decisions on nuclear procurement, posture, and declaratory policy. Which policies will best ensure effective deterrence while minimizing the risks of escalation and arms racing?
  • US Missile Defense
    Unproven, unaccountable, and unhelpful for reducing the nuclear threat.
  • Voters Strongly Support a “No First Use” Nuclear Policy
    The President should declare that the United States will never start a nuclear war.
  • Why Divest? A Focus on Financial Institutions
    5 reasons financial institutions should divest from nuclear weapons producers.
  • Why Divest? A Focus on Governments
    Governments can set norms, negotiate international law and national legislation.

Other Recommended Reading

Center for the Study of Existential Risks

Autonomy and machine learning at the interface of nuclear weapons, computers and people

Don’t Bank on the Bomb

Building on the Ban: Increasing impact by decreasing investment

Forbidding financing: a prohibition on the financing of nuclear weapon producers

United Nations conference to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination

Closing our wallets to nuclear weapons: the necessity of including explicit language on financing in a nuclear weapons prohibition treaty or framework of agreements.

United Nations conference to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination

CITY GUIDE TO DIVESTMENT

HOW TO DISMANTLE THE ABSURD PROFITABILITY OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS

Federation of American Scientists

2018 Nuclear Posture Review

SIPRI Yearbook: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security

Global Zero

Urgent Steps to De-Escalate Nuclear Flashpoints

ICAN

Enough is Enough: 2019 Global Nuclear Weapons Spending

Schools of Mass Destruction: American Universities in the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Complex

Nuclear Weapons Ban Monitor 2019

Nuclear Weapons Ban Monitor 2018

Unspeakable Suffering: The Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons

ICRC

THE EFFECTS OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS ON HUMAN HEALTH

Model law for the treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons

Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons – Ratification kit

IPPNW

Zero is the only option

Nuclear Famine: 2 Billion People at Risk?

Abolition of Nuclear Weapons Campaign Material and Research

Nuclear Narrative

Employing Intersectional Messages to Increase Engagement and Action in Reducing Nuclear Threat

One Earth Future

Open Nuclear Network Publications

Physicians for Social Responsibility

Publications by Physicians for Social Responsibility

Union of Concerned Scientists

China’s Nuclear Force: Modernizing from Behind

UCS Satellite Database: In-depth details on the 2,787 satellites currently orbiting Earth, including their country of origin, purpose, and other operational details.

The Risk of Nuclear War with China: A Troubling Lack of Urgency

The SM-3 Block IIA Interceptor: A New Arms Control Challenge

The New “Low-Yield” Submarine-based Nuclear Warhead

Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation

NUCLEAR CYBERSECURITY: RISKS AND REMEDIES