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Viewpoint by Jonathan Power
LUND, Sweden (IDN-INPS) – President Donald Trump has been exonerated of collusion with Russia. As I wrote a while back, I expected this conclusion from the investigation carried out by Robert Mueller.
The big clue lay in Trump’s anti-Russian posture. Trump has continued the expansion of NATO which Russia, more than understandably, sees as a provocative, unfriendly and dangerous move. Then there is the unwillingness to step forward to negotiate an end to the Ukrainian situation. [2019-03-26]
By Kelsey Davenport and Alicia Sanders-Zakre
The following appeared in Volume 11, Issue 5 of the Issue Brief of the Arms Control Association. Kelsey Davenport is director for nonproliferation policy, and Alicia Sanders-Zakre, research assistant.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (IDN-INPS) – The second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ended abruptly in Hanoi without any agreement on the next steps to advance the shared goals of denuclearization and peacebuilding on the Korean peninsula. While both Trump and Kim described the meeting [February 27-28, 2019] as valuable and appeared committed to continuing dialogue, the future of the diplomatic process is unclear. [2019-03-22]
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By Ramesh Jaura
BERLIN (IDN) – Keeping humans in control of autonomous weapons and artificial intelligence is an important element of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ action plan to implement the Agenda for Disarmament, Securing Our Common Future, presented in May 2018. [2019-03-17]
Viewpoint by Izumi Nakamitsu
The following are extensive excerpts from remarks by Izumi Nakamitsu, UN Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA), at the International Conference on ‘Capturing Technology. Rethinking Arms Control’ in Berlin on 15 March 2019.
BERLIN (IDN-INPS) – Many of us feel a growing sense of unease about the challenges rapid technological developments pose to disarmament, arms control and international peace and security. [2019-03-16]
Viewpoint by Sergio Duarte
The writer is President of Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, and a former UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs. He was president of the 2005 Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference.
NEW YORK (IDN) – The advent of weapons of mass destruction, in particular the nuclear weapon, was the most dramatic factor of change in the strategic panorama since the Treaty of Westphalia established the basis of the current international order in 1648. [2019-03-13]
Viewpoint by Daryl G. Kimball
This article by the Executive Director of Arms Control Association appeared on February 28.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (IDN-INPS) – Not only did the summit in Hanoi between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un fail to produce meaningful results, but Trump and his team have clearly squandered the seven months since the Singapore summit to make progress on even modest steps toward that meeting’s lofty goals. [2019-03-07]
By Ramesh Jaura
BERLIN | TOKYO (IDN) – “Amid the continued escalation of global challenges, crises that were previously unthinkable are now becoming reality throughout the world.” This is the backdrop to a wide-ranging proposal eminent Buddhist philosopher, educator, author, and nuclear disarmament advocate Dr. Daisaku Ikeda has put forward. [2019-03-03]
Von Jaya Ramachandran
GENF | COLOMBO (IDN) – In Sri Lanka hat das renommierte Forum für Demokratie und Entwicklung (FDD) zwei wichtige internationale Abkommen in die Landessprachen Singhalesisch und Tamilisch übersetzen lassen. Ziel der von Deutschland finanzierten Maßnahme ist es, Bemühungen des südasiatischen Landes um nukleare Abrüstung und Nichtverbreitung zu unterstützen.
Por Katsuhiro Asagiri
TOKIO (IDN) – Casi 66 años han transcurrido desde que el acuerdo de armisticio llevó formalmente a “un cese completo de hostilidades” en la guerra de Corea. Un año más tarde, el primer ministro y ministro de relaciones exteriores chino, Zhou Enlai propuso un tratado de paz. Pero el Secretario de estado de los EE. UU., John Foster Dulles, se negó, dejando en el aire un acuerdo final de paz en la península coreana.