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N-threat is alive and ticking

THE nuclear threat continues to be a critical challenge to the world. The power of our technologies sets this age apart from all other periods in human history. By unlocking secrets of the atom, we have opened the door to the possible destruction of our species and most forms of life; thus, the need for responsibility toward posterity, all life, and ourselves. Warned Einstein, "The splitting of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking, and thus we drift toward unparalleled catastrophe. If we wish to avert disaster, we must first be aware of the dangers…." Such dangers could cause curiosity in anyone as to the extent of the threat and there's plenty to be found about it on the Net.


This site provides extensive information on nuclear weapons and war. It helps learn about critical issues that will affect our future and will become active in the global effort to reduce nuclear dangers and eliminate nuclear weapons. There are links like introduction, key issues, resources, timeline, biographies, etc. The biographies include those of Hans Albrecht Bethe, Niels Bohr, Lee Butler, James Byrnes, Albert Einstein and other famous names related to the field.



This site acts as a global guide to nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, including information on delivery systems, doctrine, organisations and facilities. It also gives current and archived news and analyses of special weapons around the globe along with writings by distinguished weapons designers. The site also links to dozens of other related Websites, along with a comprehensive search engine indexing their content at one convenient location.


Here you can explore the complex history surrounding the invention of the atomic bomb. The site has an archive of compelling materials like historical documents and treaties, a nuclear history timeline, and a glossary of about more than 100 terms. The portal also has a collection of historical photographs, animations and interactive models of the first atomic bombs.


A site created by a US-based organisation, it works towards preventing the spread and reducing the risk of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. For a tutorial on chemical and biological weapons, the site links to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Users can link to the educational resource guide created by the Centre for Non-proliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies.


This site belongs to the Nuclear Control Institute, which is an independent research and advocacy centre specialising in problems of nuclear proliferation. As a non-profitable portal, it helps monitor nuclear activities worldwide and helps pursue strategies to stop the spread and growth of nuclear arms. The site also links to various nuclear-related sites.

— Gaurav Sood