Monthly Archives: August 2009

Africa as a nuclear-weapon-free zone

The entry into force on July 15 of the African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty, also known as the Treaty of Pelindaba, was largely ignored by the world’s mainstream news media.[i]That’s too bad. It is a significant development and a further nudge … Continue reading

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The Canada-India nuclear deal and proliferation concerns

An American energy industry journalist anticipates a Canada-India nuclear cooperation deal — an umbrella agreement to govern a variety of trade, research, and development arrangements — will be signed in time for the 2010 G8 meeting in Canada. It is a deal, says the report, which is … Continue reading

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Has the CD stalemate returned?

For the first time in fully a dozen years, the UN’s disarmament forum agreed last May to a program of substantive work, but in early August it has run into another obstruction. The 65-member UN Conference on Disarmament (CD) has … Continue reading

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Remember Hiroshima Nagasaki by rejecting nuclear ambivalence

Canada had more than a front row seat at the dawn of the nuclear age. As part of the Manhattan Project this country was a player in the bombings that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki 64 years ago, providing both uranium … Continue reading

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