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.

12 August 2015

“Humanity and nuclear weapons cannot coexist indefinitely. How much longer can we allow the Nuclear Weapon States to continue threatening all life on earth?”  - Setsuko Thurlow, a survivor of Hiroshima.

After two...

18 June 2015

A Royal Navy submariner who published an online dossier of safety and security concerns about the Trident nuclear programme has been discharged from the service.

Able Seaman William McNeilly warned the UK...

17 June 2015

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Spokesman for Iran's Guardian Council (GC) said the body, along with the parliament, has the power to authorize adoption of any binding treaty, including a possible final deal on the country's nuclear program or...

17 June 2015

The Trident safety whistleblower, William McNeilly, says he has been dishonourably discharged from the Royal Navy to protect its public image.

In a nine-page ...

16 June 2015
Fact Sheet
 
BUREAU OF INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION
 
June 16, 2015
 

 

New 123 Agreement would Strengthen the U.S.-...

28 May 2015

After the NPT Review Conference collapsed in disarray last week with disagreement over new proposals for a Middle East disarmament conference in 2016, humanitarian initiatives for a nuclear weapons prohibition treaty look like the only way...

21 May 2015

A host of nuclear free states are claiming back their power to create the conditions for a much-needed legally binding agreement to prohibit nuclear weapons, moving beyond the NPT Review Conference.

An unusual counting game is underway as...

21 May 2015

As the review conference of the parties to the treaty on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons ends on Friday at the UN in New York, Amnesty International and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (Ican) believe that...

17 May 2015

Trident submarines are plagued by serious security lapses, beset by multiple safety blunders and “a disaster waiting to happen”, according to a nuclear weapons engineer turned whistleblower now being hunted by the police.

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6 May 2015
Banning nuclear explosions and the quest for nuclear disarmament
by Dr Rebecca Johnson
published in CTBTO Spectrum
 
Rebecca looks back on the relationship between the movement...