By Jaya Ramachandran
GENEVA (IDN) –Seventy countries have signed and 23 ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) since it was opened for signature at the UN headquarters in New York on September 20, 2017, nearly two-and-a-half months after it was adopted by 122 states. The Treaty will enter into legal force 90 days after 50 nations have signed and ratified it. [2019-06-30 | P08] JAPANESE TEXT VERSION PDF | NORWEGIAN | SPANISH
By Daryl G. Kimball
WASHINGTON, DC (IDN-INPS) – Last year, President Donald Trump told reporters that he wanted to work with Russian President Vladimir Putin “to discuss the arms race, which is getting out of control.” [2019-06-29]
By Jamshed Baruah
VIENNA (IDN) – Strongly pleading for a legally binding universal prohibition of nuclear tests, CTBTO Executive Secretary Lassina Zerbo has said that an early entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) in a state of limbo for 23 years will positively influence the outcome of the 2020 NPT Review Conference. [2019-06-24]
Viewpoint by Izumi Nakamitsu
The following are extensive excerpts from the statement by Izumi Nakamitsu, UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) at the High-Level Panel “CTBT: Science and Technology in a Changing World” on 24 June at Hofburg Palace, Vienna, in the opening session of the Science and Technology Conference2019 (SnT2019) 24 June-28 June 2019. [2019-06-24]
Viewpoint by Kelsey Davenport and Daryl G. Kimball
Iran has announced that it will exceed a limit on enriched uranium set by the 2015 multilateral nuclear agreement, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The following is the text of a statement by Kelsey Davenport, director for nonproliferation policy and Daryl G. Kimball, executive director of the Arms Control Association. [2019-06-18]
Crumbling Security Landscape Ahead of the 2020 Review Conference
Viewpoint by Sergio Duarte
Ambassador Sergio Duarte 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 forthcoming 50th anniversary of the entry into force of the Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) provides the opportunity to look for lessons to be learned from its history and from its review cycles. [2019-06-17 | P07] CHINESE | ITALIAN | JAPANESE TEXT VERSION PDF | RUSSIAN
By Kelsey Davenport
The following article by Kelsey Davenport, director for nonproliferation policy at the Arms Control Association, was published on their website.
WASHINGTON, DC (IDN-INPS) – Tensions over the 2015 multilateral nuclear deal with Iran continue to rise after the Trump administration accused Tehran of violating one of its commitments under the agreement, but Iran’s decision to install additional advanced centrifuges appears to fall into a gray area not covered by the accord, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). [2019-06-14]
Viewpoint by David Krieger
The author is President of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. The following article originally appeared on the organisation's website on April 9, 2019.
SANTA BARBARA, CA | USA (IDN-INPS) – The Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) was opened for signatures in 1968 and entered into force in 1970. Despite its name, the NPT sought not only to prevent nuclear weapons proliferation, but also, in Article VI, called for good faith negotiations for an end to the nuclear arms race at an early date, for nuclear disarmament, and for general and complete disarmament. [2019-06-10]
GENEVA (IDN | INPS) – PAX and ICAN have co-published a report showing how banks and pension funds are financing the companies involved in the production of nuclear weapons: Shorting our security – Financing the companies that make nuclear weapons. [2019-06-06]
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
- Pakistan Tests Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missile, Affirms Willingness for Dialogue with India
- Uncertainty over U.S.-Russian Arms Control Talks
- Door to North Korea Remains Open Despite Missile Tests
- The Blame Game Obstructs the Path to NPT 50th Anniversary