Monthly Archives: October 2009

Nuclear weapons out of Germany, then Europe?

The new German Foreign Minister has pledged to pursue the removal of the last of US nuclear weapons on German soil. It’s a move that will either signal the beginning of the end of nuclear weapons in Europe or the … Continue reading

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Fewer wars, but no less deadly

The 28 wars now being fought on the territories of 24 countries leave a legacy of squandered potential well beyond their immediately measurable consequences. Project Ploughshares has been tracking global armed conflict since 1987 and the good news is that … Continue reading

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Does nuclear energy lead to the bomb?

A new CIGI study, “From Nuclear Energy to the Bomb,” offers a clear and compelling review of one of the central challenges of disarmament diplomacy. This study[i] comes out of the Nuclear Energy Futures project of CIGI and provides a … Continue reading

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Afghanistan: in search of a “high-level political settlement”

It’s hard to dispute the prevailing conclusion that all options in Afghanistan have become bad.[i] That includes the option that still earns only occasional and grudging mention – negotiation. But what distinguishes this option from all the others is its … Continue reading

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“Coming Clean” – where the pressure on Iran belongs

One welcome result of the discovery that Iran has been secretly building another uranium enrichment plant has been to refocus diplomacy more on demands for transparency, and less on the hitherto favored but largely ineffective demand that enrichment be suspended. … Continue reading

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