The Internet and the Bomb:
A Research Guide to Policy and Information about Nuclear Weapons
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CHAPTER FIVE: NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS
Think Tanks and Advocacy Organizations
Arms Control Association
Bonn International Center for Conversion (Germany)
Clearinghouse for information on defense-related conversion activities.
British American Security Information Council (BASIC)
London and Washington-based research organization concentrating mostly on European issues and the arms trade.
The nation's oldest think tank. The site includes a list of inhouse experts.
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) (UK)
Canadian Institute of Strategic Studies (Canada)
Research and analysis organization.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
The publications from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Program are especially useful. The journal "Foreign Policy" has a homepage at the Carnegie website, with many articles online. The Carnegie Moscow Center at http://www.carnegie.ru/ has an extensive series of publications online, and excerpts from its new journal "Pro et Contra."
Center for Defense Information (CDI)
Extensive though not very well organized resource. Includes a compendium of Selected Nuclear Quotations at http://www.cdi.org/~nukenerd/issues/nukef&f/nukequo.html.
Center for Policy Studies in Russia
Moscow-based research organization focusing on arms control and nonproliferation issues in Russia.
Center for Security Policy
Center for Security Studies and Conflict Research (Switzerland)
Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessment
Formerly the Defense Budget Project, the think tank does analysis of defense budgets, emerging technologies, the defense industrial base, and nonproliferation and counterproliferation.
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Organizational news, bios, and reports of the large Washington-based think tank.
Chemical and Biological Arms Control Institute
Coalition to Reduce Nuclear Dangers (Council for a Livable World Education Fund)
A group of seventeen member organizations based at the Council for a Livable World Education Fund.
Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR)
Focusing on the impact of computer technology on society.
Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety
Santa Fe, New Mexico-based organization focusing on radiation and the nuclear industry, especially WIPP.
Council for a Livable World
Includes current arms control legislation analysis and voting records for Senators and Congressmen relating to military issues.
Consortium of several primarily British arms control groups producing "Disarmament Diplomacy" (http://csf.colorado.edu/dfax/dd/index.htm), a monthly review of news and documents; an excellent resource.
Utah-based nuclear testing grassroots organization focusing on human effects.
Federation of American Scientists (FAS)
Multiple homepages and extensive documents dealing with Star Wars and ballistic missile defense, Space Policy, Secrecy and Intelligence, and Military Doctrine.
Government Accountability Project
GRIP, European Institute for Research and Information on Peace and Security (Belgium)
Henry L. Stimson Center
Well-maintained and excellent site covering nuclear weapons and arms control, missile defense, confidence building measures.
Biographies and briefing papers, reports, and news of the premier Washington-based conservative think tank.
Institute for Energy and Environment Research (IEER)
International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) (UK)
The prestigious publishers of the "The Military Balance," "Strategic Survey," "Survival" and the "Adelphi Papers," but only with the barest of information and abstracts online.
International Network of Engineers and Scientists Against Proliferation (INESAP) (Germany)
International Peace Bureau (Switzerland)
International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW)
Nobel Prize-winning organization dedicated to safeguarding health through the prevention of war. The U.S. affiliate is the Physicians for Social Responsibility.
International School on Disarmament and Research on Conflict (ISODARCO) (Italy)
Italian-based organization that provides an open forum for the study of the technical aspects of arms control, disarmament and conflict resolution.
Italian Union of Scientists for Disarmament (USPID) (Italy)
Organizers of international conferences relating to nuclear disarmament and proliferation.
Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA)
Washington-based organization dealing with Israel.
Lawyers Alliance for World Security (LAWS)
Membership organization of legal professionals focusing on the dangers of nuclear weapons. Affiliated with the Committee for National Security.
Monday Lobby Group
Working group of peace-oriented lobbying organizations in Washington, DC.
National Security Archive
Research institute and library located at George Washington University. Among other subjects, contains the Nuclear Non-Proliferation (http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/nsa/publications/nnp/nuclear.html) and Nuclear History databases (http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/nsa/NC/nuchis.html) of primary source declassified U.S. government documents, as well as the Cold War International History Project Bulletin.
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Sponsors of this Guide, authors of the Nuclear Weapons Databook series, and suppliers of nuclear data.
Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development
California-based research organization concentrating on the Asia-Pacific region.
NGO Committee on Disarmament
Based at, and accredited to the United Nations in New York and serving hundreds of peace and disarmament groups.
Nonproliferation Policy Education Center (NPEC)
Founded in 1994, a project of the Institute for International Studies.
Nuclear Abolition Network (NAN)
A global network of 300 grass-roots organizations working towards the abolition of nuclear weapons by the year 2000.
Nuclear Control Institute
Washington-based institute focusing on nuclear materials and proliferation issues.
Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS)
International organization focused on nuclear power, radioactive waste, radiation, and sustainable energy issues.
Nuclear Waste Citizens Coalition
Coalition of 16 local groups focusing on the nuclear waste problem.
Nuclear Weapons Cost Study Project (Brookings Institution)
An ongoing study to assess the cost of nuclear weapons since 1940.
Oak Ridge Education Project
Parliamentarians for Global Action
International network of members from 85 national Parliaments.
Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR)
The U.S. affiliate of IPPNW, focusing on the environmental health hazards of the military and nuclear weapons.
The Progressive Policy Institute
Democratic Party think tank, part of the Leadership Council, that occassionally does work relating to defense spending and priorities.
Project on Government Oversight (POGO)
Originally named the Project on Military Procurement, investigates the abuse and mismanagement of power by the federal government. A new Military Industrial Complex initiative will focus on the defense budget.
Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs (UK)
Notices and agendas of conferences.
Radiation Effects Research Foundation (Japan)
Formerly the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission, a cooperative U.S.-Japanese research organization, doing research on the effects of radiation on atomic bomb survivors since 1947, with laboratories in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) (Sweden)
Broad range of research on arms transfers and production, European security issues, chemical and biological weapons. The site includes an extensive list of publications back to 1969.
Student Pugwash USA
20/20 Vision Education Fund
Washington-based grassroots organization, with agenda including ratification of the CTB, closure of the Nevada Test Site, and reduced defense spending.
Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)
Verification Technology Information Centre (London)
Research and information about the role of verification in arms control and environmental agreements.
Women in International Security (WIIS)
Located at the University of Maryland, the purpose is to enhance the careers of women in the fields of foreign and defense policy.
World Court Project
A collaborative effort of international lawyers and volunteer activists seeking to make nuclear weapons illegal.
World Information Service on Energy (WISE) (Netherlands)
Amsterdam-based organization focusing the nuclear energy industry, proliferation, and accidents.
World Policy Institute
Now located at the New School for Social Research in New York, publisher of the "World Policy Journal," with some full-text articles online.
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