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CATO Institute
One of the leading Washington, D.C. based think tanks dealing with a wide range of issues including defense studies and other policy studies. Based on its belief in a free market, the CATO has been working to present its liberal perspective since 1977. Many of documents such as "Policy Analysis," "Foreign Policy Briefing" and "Social Security Journals" are available from the website for free.
Center for Defense Information
A Washington, D.C. based independent research organization monitoring the U.S. military. Founded in 1972 and free from the influence of the military-industorial-political establishment, CDI is well known for its liberal analysis and policy proposal. They not only produce research documents but video and other material as well so that citizens can better understand military issues.
Council for Livable World
One of the NGOs workings against weapons of mass destruction and unnecessary military spending by monitoring the U.S. government. They have detailed report of national security legislation, arms control treaties, the military spending, ballistic missile defense, conventional weapons trade, and UN peace keeping.
Heritage Foundation
Established in 1973, a Washington D.C. Based think tank famous for its conservative public policies. The Heritage Foundation is one of the organizations endorsing Theater Missile Defense (TMD). Many publications are available from the website. Just like other think tank, they sponsor a variety of speeches, panel discussions and etc. for educational purposes.
Institute for Defense & Disarmament Studies
International A.N.S.W.E.R.
International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
Japan Confederation of A- and H-Bomb Sufferers Organizations (Nihon Hidankyo)
Japan Congress against A- and H-Bombs (Gensuikin)
Japan Council against A & H Bombs (Gensuikyo)
Peace Action
The largest U.S. Based peace organization for the abolition of nuclear related weapons and in support of human rights. Started as SANE-the National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy in 1957, Peace Action has the longest history fighting against nuclear weapons as a grassroots organization.
Physicians for Social Responsibility
A Washington, D.C. Based NGO working for the abolition of nuclear weapons, protection of environment, and current gun control. Established in 1961, PSR has educated international citizens about medical consequences of nuclear war. PSR received the Nobel Peace Prize with International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War ( in 1985.
Proposition One
A Washington, D.C. Based grassroots organization against weapons of mass destruction. They have a vast collection of links related to nuclear weapons, international treaties, and etc. They have had an email news service about nuclear weapons for students and for networking with grassroots organizations.
Union of Concerned Scientists
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
A feminist international NGO working for disarmament, economic justice, drug policy, women's rights, and wide range of other issues. WILPF was established in 1915 during World War I, and has been offering liberal policy proposals since. Information about internship opportunities is also available from the website.
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