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  • Writer's pictureMariah Nimmons

Reality & Film Collide

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Updated Resources - July 26, 2023

The IAEA Support and Assistance Mission to Zaporizhzhya (ISAMZ) arrives at the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant in Ukraine, comprising IAEA nuclear safety, security, and safeguards staff. 1 September 2022. (Fredrik Dahl/IAEA Imagebank, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons)


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J. Robert Oppenheimer, General Leslie Groves , and others at the ground zero site of the Trinity test after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, some time after the actual test (United States Army Signal Corps, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)


Art and war converge with this weekend’s theatrical release of ‘Oppenheimer’ amid new reports from the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) that anti-personnel mines were found near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. The confluence of events brings increased media focus on the state of the global nuclear climate. In today’s resource update, we share insights and awareness surrounding this timely emphasis on what many experts in our network see as our most urgent global threat.

A piece from Reuters brings us up to speed on the developing IAEA discovery at Zaporizhzhia NPP. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists offers perspective on retreat from the brink of ‘planetary omnicide’ in a piece written by the president of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. The Bulletin also provides a registration link for an upcoming discussion hosted with The Elders about our shared nuclear circumstance. A piece from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace explores recent public discourse in Russia on the use of nuclear weapons against the West, highlighting differing levels of priority ascribed to winning against the West by different camps.

Further points of interest include a piece from Meduza describing one activist’s plan to create a lasting opposition movement from abroad, informative pieces on strain in the former Soviet sphere from Al Jazeera and the Kyiv Independent, and a look at daily life in wartime Kyiv from The Conversation. From our network, a piece from The Moscow Times explores the role of Track 1 ½ Diplomacy in this conflict.

In the Overview, Foreign Policy provides historical perspectives on the dynamics between Putin and his military leadership. In videos, a discussion with a Ukrainian member of parliament on circumstances in her country.

In the arts, bombing threatens an endangered World Heritage Site in Odesa and Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince is reimagined by the Kyiv Modern Ballet Theater.

Find these stories - and many more - on today’s resource page.




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