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Nuclear disarmament agreements haven’t worked—is there another solution?

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons has won the Nobel Peace Prize. Re-read Matthew Harries on banning the bomb

The mushroom cloud over Nagasaki, after the second atomic bomb was dropped there in 1945 ©Cultura/Rex/Shutterstock

Barack Obama was a cautious president, given to the odd audacious speech. In 2009, he stood on a podium in Prague’s Hradcˇany Square and declared America’s commitment to a world free from nuclear weapons. “Human destiny will be what we make of it,” he said.

A presidency later, Russia is using its nuclear arsenal to intimidate its…

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