News and Views

We keep abreast of news relating to developments in disarmament and non-proliferation negotiations, multilateral arms control and international security, and provide short excerpts of news pieces originally published by international and domestic media.

2 March 2015

Mr. Minister, 

Excellencies, 

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It gives me great pleasure to address this eleventh Annual NATO Conference on WMD Arms Control, Disarmament and Non-proliferation.  Over the past decade, this...

1 March 2015

Israel and the US are bracing this week for the most strained moment in relations since Barack Obama came to power, after the Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, arrived in Washington on Sunday night to urge Congress to oppose a nuclear...

27 February 2015

Talks on curbing Iran’s nuclear program have made substantial progress, a senior U.S. official said on Friday as the White House braced for an onslaught of criticism next week from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The...

27 February 2015

Senior officials from Iran and six powers negotiating with Tehran over its nuclear program will hold more talks in Montreux, Switzerland, on March 5, the European Union said on Friday.

The talks between political directors will be preceded...

26 February 2015

At a meeting of Member States of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) in Vienna today, Japan and Kazakhstan were unanimously nominated to lead international efforts for the entry into force of the...

24 February 2015

The United States and Iran have said that progress has been made in the latest round of talks on Tehran's nuclear programme, but warned there was still a long way to go to seal a final deal.

Negotiators for Iran and six world powers had...

23 February 2015

John Kerry, the US secretary of state, and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif met for two hours in Geneva on Sunday in another round of nuclear talks to try to narrow gaps as they pressed against a 31 March deadline to reach a political...

20 February 2015

Iran has still not addressed specific issues that could feed suspicions it may have researched an atomic bomb, a U.N. watchdog report showed on Thursday, potentially complicating efforts by six powers to clinch a nuclear deal with Tehran.

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19 February 2015

"The 70th anniversary of the first use of nuclear weapons is the moment to signal that the era of nuclear weapons is coming to an end and that the threat of these weapons will be forever banished.,,

Speech given by Peter Maurer,...

17 February 2015

Replacing Trident with a nuclear deterrent dropped from the air would be "utterly wrong" and the plan "misses the point entirely" the SNP has said today.

Think-tank CentreForum has put forward plans for a nuclear...