Gallup: Top Issues for Voters: Healthcare, Economy, Immigration

These results are from Gallup’s Midterm Election Benchmark poll, conducted Oct.15-28. The majority of registered voters describe 11 of the 12 issues tested as extremely or very important to their vote — the only exception being the investigation into Russia and the 2016 election.

Nuclear Weapons Ban Monitor Launches as Global Watchdog on UN Treaty

On Monday the Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) launched the Nuclear Weapons Ban Monitor 2018, the first report of a newly established watchdog for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). The report shows unprecedented support for the Treaty, which is well on its way to entering into legal force. The report tracks the progress of the historic nuclear ban treaty, adopted at the UN in 2017, and monitors progress on compliance with the TPNW.

 

Physicians for Social Responsibility: Withdrawing from the INF Treaty Makes US Less Safe

“Such a withdrawal would turn back the clock to a dangerous era that put the United States and Russia on the brink of nuclear war,” said Jeff Carter, Executive Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility. “President Trump’s plan would weaken national and international security while potentially fueling a new arms race.”

NY Times: Gorbachev Calls Trump’s Treaty Withdrawal ‘Not the Work of a Great Mind’

President Trump’s decision to withdraw from a nuclear disarmament treaty with Russia drew sharp criticism Sunday from one of the men who signed it — Mikhail S. Gorbachev, who called the decision reckless and not the work of “a great mind.”

RFE/RL: Hungary Protests Ukrainian Military Moves, ‘Death List’ Of Dual Citizens

A diplomatic spat between Hungary and Ukraine has escalated, with Budapest summoning Kyiv’s ambassador to protest what it called a “death list” targeting ethnic Hungarians in Ukraine as well as military movements on their common border.

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