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.

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...

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...

14 September 2014

Britain's independent nuclear deterrent should be moved to the Unites States if Scotland gains its independence next week, senior military figures have said.

Speaking to the Sunday Express they said the plan would ensure that our four...

12 September 2014

Over the past week, there has been growing concern that domestic politics in both the U.S. and Iran may derail the opportunity for a historic nuclear deal. A flurry of articles noted that the recent action by the U.S. Office of Foreign Asset...

11 September 2014

Anti-nuclear campaigners opened a new front yesterday in the fight against Tory plans to splash £100 billion on weapons of mass destruction that are as “useful as bubonic plague.”

Leaders of the three main political...

10 September 2014

The United Kingdom faces the "disastrous" prospect of losing its Trident nuclear deterrent and its permanent seat on the United Nations security council if Scotland votes for independence, the former prime minister Sir John Major has...

8 September 2014

Given the intensity of media focus on a series of crises this year—Iraq, Syria, Ukraine, Ebola, and the South China Sea to name just a few—readers may be forgiven for having failed to notice that another important, though more...