"Sixty-five years ago today, the world entered the age of nuclear weapons. Ban Ki Moon is in Hiroshima, along, for the first time, a U.S. government official, for a ceremony marking the anniversary of the Atomic bombing of Hiroshima."
"For decades, organizations such as the World Food Program (WFP) have been donating millions of tons of food to populations in need. While the value of giving food to starving people is not debatable, models of food aid procurement and distribution have been criticized."
"A new Lancet study has been getting a lot of attention in the global health blogosphere. The article looks at maternal mortality in 181 countries, and found good news. Maternal mortality is decreasing steadily; on average the global maternal mortality rates has been falling by 1% a year."
"These next few weeks are a marathon of activity in nuclear security and non-proliferation. The new American Nuclear Posture Review dropped yesterday, which for the first time specifically renounced the development of new nuclear weapons and as their use as a deterrent against chemical and biological attacks."