Disarmament: The Forgotten Premises of Non-Proliferation

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by Seyed Hossein Mousavian  In an interview with the daily Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas announced a German-led initiative on global disarmament, warning that technologically advanced weapons can soon transform science fiction into “deadly reality.” This announcement… Continue Reading  

An Urgently Needed Summit Strategy

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by Dan Plesch and Kevin Miletic Securing Our Common Future, just issued by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, is an inspiring, visionary document produced after extensive consultations with governments and civil society. On the eve of Donald Trump’s trip to Europe… Continue Reading  

Nuclear Arms Control and Reductions in Jeopardy

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by Peter Jenkins Discussions last month in Astana, during a five day meeting on “Nuclear Dangers” hosted by the Kazakh government, gave rise to some sobering findings. A recent vote in the UN General Assembly had lifted the spirits of… Continue Reading  

Take First Strike Against North Korea Off the Table

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by Greg Thielmann There has been a blizzard of commentaries in recent months on what U.S. policy should be in the face of North Korea’s defiant efforts to develop nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles. It is the habit of U.S. government officials… Continue Reading  

Obama’s Nuclear Paradox

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by John Feffer Of all the accomplishments and disappointments of the Obama presidency, his nuclear weapons policy is the greatest. Yes, you read that correctly. Obama’s approach to nukes will be his most significant legacy as well as his most… Continue Reading