Nuclear Weapons

There are approximately 17,000 nuclear weapons in the world in nine countries: United States, Russia, United Kingdom, France, China, Israel, India, Pakistan and North Korea. Over 90% nuclear weapons are in the arsenals of the United States and Russia.


United Nations


Numerous international treaties seek to reduce and/or eliminate nuclear weapons.


Nuclear Deterrence

Nuclear arsenals are often justified by the theory of nuclear deterrence. But does it work?


Nuclear Famine

The use of as few as 100 nuclear weapons against cities could result in a global famine. Click here to learn more.