Monthly Archives: February 2010

Extended deterrence will remain, but US nukes could leave Europe

The signs are growing that over the next year there could be an agreement to remove all remaining US nuclear weapons from Europe. Both the forthcoming US Nuclear Posture Review and the current NATO Strategic Concept Review could set the … Continue reading

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It’s time to sideline the Geneva disarmament conference

The UN’s one disarmament negotiating forum recently seemed set to emerge from a wasted decade of deadlock, but the celebrations were premature. Disarmament is obviously way too important to be left to the Conference on Disarmament, so it’s time to … Continue reading

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Nukes out of Germany: Countering the backlash

Two former German security officials have responded, not entirely helpfully, to former NATO Secretary-General George Robertson’s sharp rebuke of the German Government’s call for the removal of US nuclear weapons from its territory.[i] Accusing Robertson of relying on “outdated perceptions” … Continue reading

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Nukes out of Europe: Now the Backlash

When the German Government became explicit in calling for the removal of nuclear weapons from German territory[i] some energetic backlash was to be expected. Now it’s started. Most thought strong reaction to removing the remaining US tactical nuclear weapons from … Continue reading

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Harper government missing on non-proliferation

This commentary by Douglas Roche and Ernie Regehr in the February 3, 2010 issue of Embassy: Canada’s Foreign Policy Newsweekly,  grows out of last week’s conference, “Practical Steps to Zero Nuclear Weapons.” High-ranking officials of the US State Department, NATO … Continue reading

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