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Presentation of the Colombian Peace Process at the London School of Economics

Professor Michael Cox, director of IDEAS at the London School of Economics introduced on May 12th Mr Sergio Jaramillo Caro, key negotiator in the Colombian Peace Process between the Government and the FARC guerrillas taking place in Havana, to an…

NPT review conference: A document or not?

By Susi Snyder* Looking at this NPT review conference, one of the big questions is whether there will be a [final outcome] document, or not. At this point, it’s what everyone is talking about – in the halls, in the…

Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula?

By Gunnar Westberg, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War Can Korea be reunited after almost 70 years of complete division between North and South? This is the dream of many in the older generation in both parts of…

The NPT and the nuclear ban treaty

By Gunnar Westberg, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. As this is being written, the conference reviewing the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) is going on at the UN in New York. I often lose the line in the formal…

An NPT pop quiz

By John Loretz, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. Can you name the “official” NPT nuclear-weapons states? If you said the US, Russia, the UK, France, and China…you’re wrong. No, this wasn’t a trick question having something to…

Time to look beyond the NPT

By John Loretz, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. When this NPT Review Conference began, I wrote that the outcome would depend on how seriously the humanitarian impacts initiative and the Austrian Pledge were taken up by the…

UN official cites ‘growing impatience’ by States for nuclear disarmament

INTERVIEW: UN official cites ‘growing impatience’ by States for nuclear disarmament Angela Kane, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs. – Nuclear disarmament, as envisioned in the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), has simply not occurred, according to senior United Nations official Angela…

Echoes of the original Mother’s Day Proclamation at home and abroad

By Frida Berrigan, May 8, 2015 for Waging Nonviolence “From the bosom of the devastated earth a voice goes up with our own. It says ‘Disarm, Disarm! The sword of murder is not the balance of justice.’” Julia Ward Howe…

Open split between the US and Russia overshadows NPT review conference

By Bob Rigg* The opening statement by the Deputy Head of the Russian delegation to the NPT review conference was amended and amplified at the last minute in response to the earlier statement by John Kerry on behalf of the…

Haven’t the recent US/NATO wars brought enough grief?

Letter – Warning from the generals of the former GDR The leadership of the former East German Forces warns of war and calls for cooperation rather than confrontation with Russia As military personnel who held responsible positions in the DDR…

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