Monthly Archives: September 2009

The evolution of P5 disarmament language

The five permanent members (P5) of the UN Security Council are of course also the five nuclear weapon states that are recognized as such by the NPT. They have made few collective disarmament commitments, but there are some important ones … Continue reading

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A first ever UN Security Council Resolution on Nuclear Disarmament

September 24 promises a couple of encouraging firsts. It will be the first time a US President has chaired a session of the UN Security Council, and for the first time the Council is expected to pass a resolution that … Continue reading

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Canada and a nuclear weapons convention

“We call on all member States of the UN – including Canada – to endorse, and begin negotiations for, a nuclear weapons convention as proposed by the UN Secretary-General in his five-point plan for nuclear disarmament.” This statement has at … Continue reading

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Military spending as “weaponized Keynesianism”

The inimitable Barney Frank had it about right when he allowed that he “would be very happy if there was some way to make it a misdemeanor for people to talk about reducing the budget without including a recommendation that we substantially … Continue reading

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Canada and a nuclear weapons convention

“We call on all member States of the UN – including Canada – to endorse, and begin negotiations for, a nuclear weapons convention as proposed by the UN Secretary-General in his five-point plan for nuclear disarmament.” This statement has at … Continue reading

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