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02.09.2016 IDN InDepthNews

The UN and the Test Ban

The UN and the Test Ban

By Daryl G. Kimball | Reproduced courtesy of Arms Control Association WASHINGTON, D.C. (IDN-INPS) – Twenty years ago this month, in a major nonproliferation breakthrough, more than 158 nations came together to adopt a resolution at the United Nations in support of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). Since… »

22.08.2016 IDN InDepthNews

The “no nukes” mantra between hope and despair

The “no nukes” mantra between hope and despair

By Ramesh Jaura for InDepthNews. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s mantra “No more Hiroshimas – No more Nagasakis – Never again”, chanted to commemorate the anniversaries of the devastating atomic bombings of two Japanese cities has yet to usher in a nuclear-weapon-free world. Also his ‘five point proposal on nuclear… »

16.08.2016 Deutsche Welle

Obama unlikely to change US nuclear weapons policy

Obama unlikely to change US nuclear weapons policy

The Obama administration is reportedly mulling a change in its nuclear arms policy that would rule out using them first in a conflict. Such a move is not only unlikely – it would also be little more than symbolism. In the waning days of his presidency, Barack Obama is harkening… »

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