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.

22 September 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A sprawling new plant here in a former soybean field makes the mechanical guts of America’s atomic warheads. Bigger than the Pentagon, full of futuristic gear and thousands of workers, the plant, dedicated last...

22 September 2014

In the run up to Scotland’s vote on independence, pundits predicted that independence could lead to the end of the U.K.’s nuclear weapons program. Most of the attention was focused on the need to relocate British nuclear submarines,...

22 September 2014

Under Nobel Peace Prize-winning President Barack Obama, America's nuclear weapons spending will eclipse $1 trillion over the next 30 years as the United States spent more in 2014 on its arsenal than at any time in its history –...

20 September 2014

SCOTLAND'S No vote will consolidate the position of the Clyde as the main military shipbuilder in the UK, according to a respected defence analyst.

But Professor Malcolm Chalmers, from the Royal United Services Institute (...

19 September 2014

UNITED NATIONS, September 18 (RIA Novosti) - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has called on Nuclear-Weapon-Free countries to remain nuclear-weapon-free, the spokesperson for the UN Secretary General Stephane Dujarric told RIA Novosti on Thursday...

19 September 2014

Last summer in Berlin, President Obama called for "bold reductions" in U.S. and Russian tactical nuclear weapons to ease the risk of annihilation in Europe.

Obama was referring to the roughly 200 B61 nuclear bombs that the U.S....

17 September 2014

Below is a link to 'An illusion of safety: Challenges for nuclear weapon detonations for United Nations humanitarian coordination and response', a report written by John Borrie and Tim Caughley for the United Nations...

16 September 2014

Israel has a substantial arsenal of nuclear weapons.

Former CIA director Robert Gates said so during his 2006 Senate confirmation hearings for secretary of defense, when he noted — while serving as a university president — that...

16 September 2014

Negotiations on limiting Iran's nuclear program resume this week in New York, but a summer of multiplying crises has world capitals distracted as the talks hit a crucial stage.

The high-profile setting for this round of talks between...

15 September 2014

As diplomatic initiatives gather pace to build a framework for a nuclear-weapon-free world, three British Churches are reiterating their call for the abolition of Trident. The call comes in advance of Peacemaking Sunday, which falls on 21...