Tag Archives: Disarmament/Arms Control

NATO takes the opportunity to miss another opportunity

NATO Foreign Ministers met in Estonia last week, and the opportunity they missed was the one to rethink the presence of US nuclear weapons in Europe. It was an opportunity occasioned by a somewhat guarded joint letter from the Foreign … Continue reading

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A new START

The new US-Russia agreement to reduce their nuclear arsenals (which reports say they have now concluded) certainly warrants the Joe Biden phrase for major accomplishments – “a big …ing deal.”.[i] But in one sense it is less than meets the eye. The … 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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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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