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WAND Response to President’s Sept. 10, 2014 Speech(Comments Off)

September 11, 2014

We are horrified by the unfolding events in Iraq and Syria: beheadings of non-combatants – including American journalists – mass executions, and the rape and enslavement of women. These actions deserve a strong response from the international community. However, we are deeply concerned about the prospect of another protracted war. It would be naïve to […]

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The Good and Bad Ways to Address Russian Aggression

by Erica Fein, WAND Nuclear Weapons Policy Director The ongoing Russia-Ukraine crisis has unleashed cries from a number of U.S. policymakers to take action. Some have suggested sending U.S. arms to Ukraine. Others have sought to play up the role of forward-deployed nuclear weapons to Europe. And still more propose severing U.S.-Russia areas of cooperation. […]

Women’s Equality Day

by Rawan Alkhatib, WAND Intern, Arlington, MA On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment passed, granting women the right to vote. Every year on this day, the United States commemorates Women’s Equality Day to recognize the valiant efforts of women leaders and to remind the country that the advancement of women’s rights is not yet complete. As a […]

To Audit Or Not to Audit

by Pia Furkan, WAND Intern, Washington, DC If you knew that a federal agency with a $500 billion budget could not pass a simple auditing process to identify waste and track spending, would you be worried about whether your tax dollars were being misused? Proper record-keeping of finances and program reports could end up identifying […]


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