Monthly Archives: March 2007

Flirting with success at the CD

What’s new after more than a decade of stalemate in the Geneva-based disarmament negotiating forum is that nothing has actually changed – except that now diplomats are tantalizingly close to a breakthrough regarding the CD’s program of work. In fact, … Continue reading

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The “war on terror” and “our way of life”

Zbigniew Brzezinski, who served as national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter, has written compellingly in the WashingtonPost[i]that the damage done by the phrase, War on Terror, “is infinitely greater than any wild dreams entertained by the fanatical perpetrators of … Continue reading

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India and the disarmament obligations of nuclear weapon states

The NWS have themselves defined what is required of them to advance the internationally agreed objectives of global nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation. That is not to say that they have unfailingly complied with their own requirements, but they have in … Continue reading

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Iran: Is it time for a new consensus on uranium enrichment?

UN Security Council consensus on Iran is a major achievement, except that it may turn out to be the wrong consensus at the wrong time. Iran’s failure to comply with the Council’s unanimous demand that it suspend all uranium enrichment, … Continue reading

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Washington parses a foundational disarmament text

In the run up to the current NPT PrepCom, 1 the United States issued a number of background policy documents, 2 at the core of which is a narrow, literal reading of the Treaty’s disarmament agreement (Article VI – see … Continue reading

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