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OVERCOMING NUCLEAR CRISES: North Korea and Beyond

[Prefatory Note: This jointly authored essay was initially published in The Hill on May 30, 2017 under the title, “Averting the Ticking Time Bomb of Nukes in North Korea.” We did not choose such a title that is doubly misleading: our contention is not that North Korea is the core of the problem, but rather the retention of nuclear weapons by all of the states pose both crises in the context of counter-proliferation geopolitics and with respect to the possession, deployment, and development of the weaponry itself; a second objection is with the title given the piece by editors at… 2,547 more words

Commentary

Historic Convention Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons Within Reach

ICAN has released the following statement on the resumption of negotiations at the United Nations on a Convention  on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

As the second negotiation session on the Convention to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons (CPNW) begins, there is broad consensus for a comprehensive and verifiable ban on nuclear weapons, strong support from international civil society organizations, and clear opportunities to strengthen the draft treaty before it is adopted. 422 more words

Nuclear Weapons

Opposition seek actions from Liberal foreign policy as Trudeau shuns ‘useless’ disarmament talks

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau’s government articulated more foreign policy in the past 48 hours than in its first 18 months, but opposition parties say they are waiting for the Liberals to walk the talk. 647 more words

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General Election Haiku 7

Learning to Write #15

The penultimate collection of my daily election haiku. The finish line is in sight! This weeks debate has been dominated by Teresa May and her u-turns, the plight of the NHS and Jeremy Corbyn’s reluctance to make a firm statement about nuclear weapons. 289 more words

Poetry

All the World's Straight White Males Commit Suicide

GENEVA – In a surprising turn of events, all of the world’s straight, white, cishet males have simultaneously committed suicide. Investigators made the discovery on Thursday morning — two full months after the suicides actually took place. 278 more words

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