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.

29 October 2014

Earlier this year, a violent chemical reaction at a New Mexico facility that stores waste from the making of plutonium bombs broke open a storage drum and sprayed the waste into the air, leading to the closure of the repository.

Fortunately...

25 October 2014

The UK is poised to quietly ratify a defence treaty that critics say will see it become more dependent on US expertise for its multi-billion pound Trident nuclear weapons programme, without the agreement being scrutinised by MPs.

Nuclear...

21 October 2014

A joint statement on nuclear disarmament was delivered at a U.N. General Assembly committee meeting Monday, drawing support from more than 150 countries including Japan, the broadest international backing among the five similar documents issued...

20 October 2014

The British government has just published amendments updating a treaty that goes to the heart of the UK's special relationship with the US.

They relate to the Mutual Defence Agreement (MDA) first signed in 1958, which, according to the...

16 October 2014

(Vatican Radio) The Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations in New York, Archbishop Bernardito Auza gave two addresses on Tuesday concerning nuclear arms and the advancement of Women.

Please see below the Archbishop’s...

6 October 2014

North Korea is ready to resume six-party talks on its nuclear programme but must maintain its readiness in the face of joint US-South Korean military exercises, a senior envoy in Geneva said on Thursday.

So Se Pyong, the Democratic People...

3 October 2014

Australia’s agreement to sell uranium to India differs substantially from past nuclear deals and risks weakening safeguards, the former head of Australia’s nuclear safety agency has warned.

Tony Abbott signed the agreement to...

2 October 2014

Britain’s nuclear bomb factories have been reprimanded by two government watchdogs for breaking safety rules on radioactive waste.

AWE, the private consortium that operates Trident nuclear weapons facilities at Aldermaston and...

27 September 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Iran and six world powers made little progress in overcoming significant disagreements in the most recent round of nuclear talks, including on uranium enrichment, Iranian and Western diplomats close to the...

26 September 2014

The Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC) urges all states and specifically the 114 countries that have joined the Convention on Cluster Munitions to help ensure that these weapons are not used by the United States and coalition partners in the...