Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

Nuclear talks: Groundhog fortnight returns to Vienna

One of the most important issues facing the world these days is under discussion right now in the Austrian capital and is, as always, facing a void from the world’s media: nuclear weapons. Tuesday the 2nd of May saw the…

Arms racing and the NPT : modernisation of nuclear weapon systems

Another cycle of conferences started this week in Vienna to culminate in a conference to review the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) in 2020.  States Parties and civil-society organisations have exchanged views in the general debate and in a number of…

What is driving North Korea to nuclear madness?

Another cycle of conferences started this week in Vienna to culminate in a conference to review the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) in 2020.  States Parties and civil-society organisations have exchanged views in the general debate and in a number of…

Nuclear Disarmament, Trump and the Nordic Countries

By Lowana Veal REYKJAVIK (IDN) – When asked what Sweden thought the Trump Administration should do by way of contributing to nuclear disarmament, the Swedish ambassador in Iceland, Bosse Hedberg, replied: “At this point in time, I am not aware…

An Open Letter to Trump and Putin: The World Needs Nuclear Zero

David Krieger* | Nuclear Age Peace Foundation This may be the most dangerous time in human history. In a dramatic recent decision, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has moved its iconic Doomsday Clock ahead from three minutes to only…

UN Security Council Bans Nuke Tests But Not Bombs

Analysis by Ramesh Jaura NEW YORK (IDN) – One day ahead of the twentieth anniversary of the opening for signature of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), the United Nations Security Council adopted a Resolution on reinforcing the de facto global…

August 29 reminds of the UN’s unfinished agenda

By Ramesh Jaura for InDepthNews. For the seventh year in succession, the world would commemorate on August 29 the International Day against Nuclear Tests, which would coincide with the 25th anniversary of the closure of the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test site…

The Marshall Islands vs the world’s nuclear powers: questions and answers

From the 7th to the 16th of March at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, the tiny Republic of the Marshall Islands (population 53,000) presented its preliminary arguments in cases brought against the United Kingdom (population 63 million),…

The Marshall Islands at the ICJ: Preview

Over the next two weeks, oral arguments in the Marshall Islands’ nuclear disarmament cases will take place at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague. The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) originally filed the lawsuits in April…

Majority of countries pledge to support negotiations towards a nuclear weapon ban treaty

At the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), nuclear disarmament resolutions passed this week by large majorities in the First Committee show continued and growing support for disarmament measures “in a new key.” These measures have arisen under the banner of…

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