Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

Do countries without nuclear weapons also ‘have a dream’?

Pressenza publishes, with permission, this excellent analysis by the controversial anti-nuclear campaign Wildfire>_ which has been stirring up trouble with humour and satire in nuclear forums since 2013. At the closing session of the NPT review conference on 22 May,…

NPT consensus failure a good thing; 108 countries pledge to help ban nuclear weapons

On May 22, the ninth five-year, month-long Review Conference (“RevCon”) of 191 states parties to the Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) came to an end, on an upbeat note in our view. In fact we think the…

P5 at Nuclear conference: “The sun revolves around the Earth!”

Last Friday saw the predictable failure of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference to reach any consensus on disarmament measures.  The refusal of Israel to admit to the existence of their nuclear arsenal and to take part in a conference…

107 states commit to ban nuclear weapons

As the 2015 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference ended, over 100 governments have committed to work for the prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons by endorsing the “Humanitarian Pledge”. While the United States and the United Kingdom declared failure…

2015 NPT Review Conference outcome is the Humanitarian Pledge

As the four weeks of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference wraps up in New York without an outcome document being adopted, while the USA blames Egypt for the failure by insisting on moves towards a Middle East free of…

US tests nuclear missile as nations fail to find consensus on disarmament

With the NPT Conference wrapping up and struggling to find consensus, the timing of this missile test sends a very wrong message The US is set to launch a Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile from Vandenberg Air Force Base in…

An ignored aspect of French-Swiss relations: the atomic bomb

“Switzerland would be a model to follow,” declared President Hollande after a two-day state visit to the Swiss Confederation. Let’s hope that he’ll encourage his diplomats to do just that, as they prepare for the April 27 opening of the…

ICAN campaign, NPT, and the humanitarian initiative

Dear Friends, [Alice Slater writes] There’s no doubt that the ICAN campaign and the humanitarian initiative which started in Norway, and then went on to Mexico and Austria has shaken things up at the NPT.   There’s a new impatience with…

What’s that on the horizon? It’s a treaty to ban nuclear weapons!

Next week in New York is the fourth and final week of the nuclear non-proliferation treaty review conference: the five-yearly circus of meetings comes to its conclusion with absolutely no progress in sight on the key issue of weapon disarmament.…

US policies belie claims of NPT article VI compliance

The story being presented by the US delegation to this NPT Review Conference that gradual nuclear disarmament is underway is an egregious falsehood. The reality of US policy is exactly the opposite. By Greg Mello of the Los Alamos Study…

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