> 15’000 downloads, 10’000$ raised for the elimination of nukes and a big thank you!

Posted by on Mar 23, 2014 in Game, Politics | 5 Comments
> 15’000 downloads, 10’000$ raised for the elimination of nukes and a big thank you!

(german version below) We raised more than 10000$ for the elimination of nuclear weapons in 10 days. Thank you all! http://t.co/xvsqCRZfKw pic.twitter.com/AhbpG2s0P8 — FirstStrike (@firststrikegame) March 23, 2014   We at Blindflug Studios have the Mission to develop fun games about serious topics. Games have to be fun, but we think that games about serious […]

Secret Israeli Bomb: Why did they keep it a secret?

Posted by on Feb 5, 2014 in Film, History, Politics | No Comments
Secret Israeli Bomb: Why did they keep it a secret?

Officially, Israel has never confirmed or denied possession of nuclear weapons. But in 1999, the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) concluded that Israel had produced approximately over 80 warheads and is estimated to have produced fissile material sufficient for 115 to 190 warheads. In the following summarizing video blogpost there are explainations how Israel could […]

Nuclear Suppliers Group and Friends

Posted by on Jan 24, 2014 in History, Politics | No Comments
Nuclear Suppliers Group and Friends

On 24 November 2013 Iran agreed on a deal with six world powers over its nuclear program: The Geneva interim agreement on Iranian nuclear program, officially titled Joint Plan of Action, consists of a short-term freeze of parts of Iranian’s nuclear program in exchange for decreased economic sanctions on Iran, as well as a continuing […]

Berlin Sessions 2014 on Disarmament

Posted by on Jan 22, 2014 in Politics | No Comments
Berlin Sessions 2014 on Disarmament

In the nuclear weapons issue – and the issue of weapons of mass destruction in general – the main stage is the field of international politics. It is kind of like a play: We have the actors which are divided in different roles. The main roles are represented by the states and their actions and […]

Nuclear Playoff (it takes two to tango)

Posted by on Jan 2, 2014 in History, Politics | No Comments
Nuclear Playoff (it takes two to tango)

During Cold War most of the public attention was given on the political struggles between the  U.S. and the former Soviet Union. Both were not only agents of an aggressive expansion conflict  in the territorial-political space but also a vehemently fought contestation over economical and moral superiority. Both represented from their own point of view […]

Nuclear Test Ban Treaties

Posted by on Dec 27, 2013 in History, Politics | No Comments
Nuclear Test Ban Treaties

By the threat of increasing data on radioactive fallout  as a result of atmospheric nuclear weapons testing, the inititative was made to ban further tests in three common used areas: underwater, on the ground’s surface and in the atmosphere. As showed in the following chart, atmospheric nuclear weapon tests almost doubled the concentration of carbon-14 […]

Human fallability and maintaining nuclear weapons

Posted by on Dec 5, 2013 in History, Politics, Science | 2 Comments
Human fallability and maintaining nuclear weapons

Last week Brig. Gen. Les Kodlick released an article on WyomingNews.com with the title “Nuke forces aren’t as bad as reporter said”. The text directly answers on a recent story of Robert Burns in which the AP reporter refers to an unpublished RAND study about a “Occupational Burnout and Retention of Air Force Distributed Common […]

The Advent of the French Nuclear Power on the World’s Chessboard

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in History, Politics | No Comments
The Advent of the French Nuclear Power on the World’s Chessboard

Though remaining a member of the NATO (Northern Atlantic Treaty Organization) French president Charles De Gaulle protested the minor role of France in the organization leading to the French withdrawal in 1959. Cold War was present and Europe lives in the fear of a confrontation. Feeling committed to the defence of Europe from possible Communist […]

Overkill: World Nuclear Stockpile Report

Posted by on Nov 29, 2013 in Politics | No Comments
Overkill: World Nuclear Stockpile Report

Speaking of nuclear overkill: World Nuclear Stockpile Report The exact number of nuclear weapons in global arsenals is not known. With little exception, each of the nine countries with nuclear weapons guards these numbers as closely held national secrets. What is known, however, is that more than a decade and a half after the Cold War ended, […]

AP Exclusive: Study finds key members of nuclear missile force feel ‘burnout’ from their work

Posted by on Nov 26, 2013 in Politics, Science | No Comments
AP Exclusive: Study finds key members of nuclear missile force feel ‘burnout’ from their work

On November 21 2013 the Associated Press released a study of the research-analysis group RAND Corporation on the work conditions of the members of nuclear missile force and concluded that the circumstances of the work combined with the enormous responsibility of safely operating nuclear missiles leads to burnout symptoms. It also found what it termed […]