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The Story of a Nuclear Test Veteran


Photo: Nuclear weapons testing conducted in Nevada. Credit: Peter W. Merlin

GENEVA (IDN-INPS) – In an interview with ICAN, U.S. nuclear test veteran George Coleman speaks up about the nuclear trials carried out by the U.S. military and his life and health after the nuclear weapons testing conducted in Nevada.

“We were given zero choice”, said George Coleman, a victim of one of the many nuclear weapon trials conducted at the Nevada Test Site. [2019-05-30

USA Claims Russia Flouting Global Ban on Nuclear Testing Too

By Ramesh Jaura


BERLIN | NEW YORK (IDN) – Amid mounting signs of a new arms race unleashing between the United States and Russia, which together account for 93 percent of the nuclear weapons around the world, a top Trump Administration official has obliquely accused Russia of violating the global ban on nuclear tests enshrined in the 1996 Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). [2019-05-29

Il gioco di colpa ostacola il cammino verso il 50° anniversario del TNP

Il punto di vista di Tariq Rauf

Foto: Syed Hasrin Syed Hussin, Presidente del Terzo comitato preparatorio per la Conferenza di revisione 2020 del Trattato di non proliferazione delle armi nucleari (TNP), parla alla stampa in merito alla conclusione della terza e ultima sessione prima della Conferenza di revisione del 2020. 10 maggio 2019. Quartier generale delle Nazioni Unite, New York.

Tariq Rauf è stato Direttore supplente dell’Agenzia internazionale per l’energia atomica (IAEA), Delegazione TNP, dal 2002 al 2010, e ha partecipato a tutte le riunioni del TNP come delegato ufficiale dal 1987 al 2019. Qui sono espresse le sue opinioni personali. Clicca qui per il suo precedente articolo.

The Blame Game Obstructs the Path to NPT 50th Anniversary – HINDI

दोषारोपण ने NPT की 50वी वर्षगाँठ के मार्ग को अवरुद्ध किया

तारीक राउफ का परिप्रेक्ष्य

फोटो: वर्ष 2020 की नॉन-प्रोलिफरेशन ऑफ नुक्लीयर वेपन्स (NPT) रिव्यु कॉन्फेरेंस के लिए तृतीय प्रारंभिक समिति के अध्यक्ष, सैयद हस्रिन सैयद हुस्सिन, ने वर्ष 2020 की रिव्यु कॉन्फेरेंस से पहले के तृतीय एवं अंतिम सत्र की समाप्ति पर संवाददाताओं को सूचित किया। 10 मई 2019। यूएन मुख्यालय, न्यू यॉर्क।

तारीक राउफ इंटरनेशनल एटॉमिक एनर्जी एजेंसी (IAEA) NPT प्रतिनिधि-मंडल 2002-2010 के वैकल्पिक अध्यक्ष थे, और वे 1987 से लेकर 2019 तक एक आधिकारिक प्रतिनिधि के रूप में NPT की सभी बैठकों में उपस्थित रहे हैं। यहाँ व्यक्तिगत विचारों को अभिव्यक्त किया गया है। उनके पूर्ववर्ती लेखों हेतु यहाँ क्लिक करें

L’orchestra del Titanic suona, mentre il sistema di controllo delle armi nucleari crolla

Il punto di vista di Tariq Rauf

Nella foto: il Presidente Syed Hussin si rivolge all’NPT PrepCom del 2019. Foto di: Alicia Sanders-Zakre, Arms Control Association.

L’autore è stato vice-capo della delegazione per il Trattato di non proliferazione (NPT) per il 2002-2010 dell’Agenzia internazionale per l’energia atomica (IAEA) ed è stato presente in qualità di delegato ufficiale a tutti i vertici NPT dal 1987 al 2019. In questa sede egli parla a titolo personale.

NEW YORK (IDN) – La terza e ultima sessione del Comitato preparatorio (PrepCom) della Conferenza del 2020 per la revisione del Trattato di non proliferazione nucleare (NPT), tenutasi alla sede ONU di New York, si è conclusa con un nulla di fatto, a causa di divergenze sui tempi e la latitudine del disarmo nucleare.

Fiddling While the Nuclear Arms Control Architecture Collapses – HINDI

फ़िडलिंग व्हाइल द न्यूक्लियर आर्म्स कंट्रोल आर्किटेक्चर कोलैप्स

फोटो: चेयर सैयद हुसैन ने 2019 NPT PrepCom को संबोधित किया। क्रेडिट: एलिसिया सैंडर्स-ज़क्रे, आर्म्स कंट्रोल एसोसिएशन।

तारिक रऊफ का दृष्टिकोण

लेखक अंतर्राष्ट्रीय परमाणु ऊर्जा एजेंसी (IAEA) NPT प्रतिनिधिमंडल 2002-2010 के वैकल्पिक प्रमुख थे और उन्होंने 1987 से 2019 तक सभी NPT बैठकों में आधिकारिक प्रतिनिधि के रूप में भाग लिया। यहाँ उनके व्यक्तिगत विचार व्यक्त किए गए हैं।

Nuclear Non-Proliferation Review Conference Could Hit a U.S. Roadblock


Photo: 2020 NPT Review Conference Chair Argentine Ambassador Rafael Grossi addressing the third PrepCom. IDN-INPS Collage of photos by Alicia Sanders-Zakre, Arms Control Association.【ニューヨークIDN=シャンタ・ロイ】



Pakistan Tests Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missile, Affirms Willingness for Dialogue with India

By Ayaz Gul

Photo: Shaheen II, surface-to-surface ballistic missile, according to Pakistan capable of delivering conventional and nuclear weapons at a range of up to 1,500 kilometers, during a training launch in this photo released by Inter Services Public Relations, May 23, 2019.

This article first appeared on Voice of America on May 23, 2019.

ISLAMABAD (IDN-INPS) – Pakistan says it has successfully conducted a “training launch” of a ballistic missile capable of carrying both nuclear and conventional warheads up to 1,500 kilometers.

The move came amid Pakistan’s heightened military tensions with neighboring rival India, and it is seen by observers as part of the efforts Islamabad is making to keep pace with New Delhi’s massive investments in military hardware and advancements. [2019-05-24

Uncertainty over U.S.-Russian Arms Control Talks

By Kingston Reif and Shervin Taheran

Photo: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Credit:

While Kingston Reif is Director for Disarmament and Threat Reduction Policy, Shervin Taheran is Research Assistant at the Arms Control Association, which carried this report on May 24, 2019.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (IDN-INPS) – Following a May 14 meeting in Sochi, Russia, with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters that the two countries “agreed that … we will gather together teams that will begin to work not only on [the 2010 New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty] New START and its potential extension but on a broader range of arms control issues that each of our two nations have.” [2019-05-24

Door to North Korea Remains Open Despite Missile Tests

By Alicia Sanders-Zakre and Kelsey Davenport

Photo released by the official North Korean Central News Agency showing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. overseeing weapons tests at an undisclosed location in May. KCNA/EPA

While Alicia Sanders-Zakre is research assistant, Kelsey Davenport, is director for nonproliferation policy at the Arms Control Association, which carried this report on May 21, 2019.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (IDN-INPS) – The next steps for U.S. diplomacy with North Korea remain unclear after Pyongyang tested several short-range ballistic missiles in early May.

Despite the missile tests, South Korea and the United States urged a resumption of dialogue. [2019-05-22



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