NGOs & Research Organizations

These Organizations Are Working for Nuclear Disarmament, Peace and Sustainability

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: In-depth information and analysis about current proliferation issues, weighing in on both nuclear weapons and nuclear energy. The journal was founded in 1945 by Albert Einstein and other prominent scientists from the Manhattan Project as a response to the secrecy surrounding the bomb and the urgency for nuclear disarmament.

Institute for Energy and Environmental Research: IEER’s Energy and Security newsletter comprises first-rate research on nuclear non-proliferation, disarmament and energy sustainability, and is available on-line in English, French, Spanish and Russian, with select articles in Korean, Chinese and Japanese.

International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War: Focusing on health and medical issues IPPNW was founded by Russian and American doctors during the height of the Cold War. Convinced that nuclear war would be the ‘final epidemic’ they joined together to alert the public to the dangers of nuclear weapons and radiation. In 1985 they were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.  The Nuclear Weapons Inheritance Project is IPPNW’s youth project with young doctors taking action for disarmament.  With a special focus on non-confrontational dialogue with nuclear decision makers, the project connects young medical professionals around the globe as they embark on their careers as healers and disarmament activists.

Nuclear Darkness: A project led by Steven Starr for the Missouri Nuclear Weapons Education Fund, Nuclear Darkness is a comprehensive primer on the environmental effects of nuclear war, particularly relating to fire and climate change.  Filled with extensive resources, films and further reading/links, this site also has a firestorm ‘simulator’ that details what might happen in regions throughout the world if nuclear weapons were used.  The website is available in English, Russian, Chinese and Hebrew.

The Oxford Research Group:  A UK based think tank and dialogue center that builds trust between policy-makers, military and civil society and academics, the Oxford Research Group works to address the toughest security questions using detailed research and drawing on deep understanding of how human beings behave. Creating a sustainable security approach to counter the consequences of insecurity (such as terrorism and nuclear proliferation), the Oxford Research Group examines how current policies can better address these underlying trends rather than treat their symptoms.