Monthly Archives: November 2009

Reversing the diplomatic trajectory on Iran

Iran’s announcement of another 10 uranium enrichment plants[i] is sufficiently out there to be neither very alarming nor of much predictive value in considering the long-term development of Iran’s nuclear programs. While not exactly alarming, the move is depressingly indicative … Continue reading

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Canadian priorities for surmounting the obstacles to nuclear disarmament

A November 13-14 public forum at Toronto City Hall looked at the opportunities and obstacles to nuclear disarmament. The program and details are available athttp://zeronuclearweapons.com/. The following notes are part 2 of my comments, focusing on Canadian disarmament diplomacy priorities. … Continue reading

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Surmounting the Obstacles to Nuclear Disarmament

A November 13-14 public forum at Toronto City Hall looked at the opportunities and obstacles to nuclear disarmament. The program and details are available athttp://zeronuclearweapons.com/. The following notes are my comments on some of the obstacles. The current possibilities for … Continue reading

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Can civil society help to verify nuclear disarmament?

Transparency and verification are central to sustainable nuclear disarmament and a compelling new report on nuclear weapons materials includes a look at ways in which “societal verification” can contribute to a more effective nonproliferation regime. The just released 2009 report of … Continue reading

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