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Time for a 21st Century US Foreign Policy

With 16,000 of the world’s 17,000 nuclear bombs in the US and Russia, the US should certainly not be fanning the fires for a new cold war after the distressing events in Crimea and the Ukraine.   Rather, we should acknowledge our broken promise to Gorbachev that we wouldn’t expand NATO if Russia didn’t object to [...]

The Forgotten Issue at the Nuclear Security Summit

Delegations from all over the world are gathering on 24 and 25 March at the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) in The Hague to talk about nuclear security. They will hold discussions on how to prevent nuclear terrorism and how to secure nuclear materials. However, what they won’t do is talk about nuclear weapons.

Non Proliferation Disarmament Initiative to meet in Hiroshima

The Non Proliferation and Disarmament Initiative (NPDI) was established in September 2010 with the purpose of taking forward the Action Plan contained in the consensus outcome of the 2010 nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference.  Foreign Ministers from the 12 NPDI member states (Australia, Canada, Chile, Germany, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Nigeria, the Philippines, [...]