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2015 NPT Review Conference outcome is the Humanitarian Pledge

Ray Acheson, Reaching Critical Will of WILPF

The final document of the NPT Review Conference was prevented from being adopted by Israel—a non-state party. The US, UK, and Canada issued statements refusing to accept the proposal on convening a meeting about potentially developing a Middle East weapon of mass destruction free zone, thus preventing the adoption of what would have been the weakest disarmament outcome in the Treaty’s recent history. 551 more words

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Mary Beaudoin: U.S. Weapons across the High Seas to the Lost Continent of Eurasia

 Americans need to ask who is provoking who? Who is invading regions of the world far from home? Who is spurning efforts at multi-polar power sharing?

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Military Madness

¡Ya Basta! It’s all about the ban

 Ray Acheson, Reaching Critical Will of WILPF

The President’s new draft text for Main Committee I issued Thursday morning is a nuclear-armed state text. It sells out nuclear disarmament and serves those who seek to preserve and embolden the false perception of legitimacy of nuclear weapons asserted by nuclear-armed and their nuclear allied states. 1,191 more words

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Nuclear Disarmament Is Key to, Not Conditional on, General and Complete Disarmament

This is a write-up of a side event panel during the 2015 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference at the United Nations. Reprinted from NPT News in Review… 720 more words

All that's gold doesn't glitter

The 2015 NPT Review Conference limps to a conclusion on Friday. What started as a welcome opportunity to bring the evidence from the three HINW conferences and the renamed… 542 more words

Nuclear Disarmament

ATOMIC HUBRIS: Are There Some Things That Won't Be Forgiven?

“What will it take for our community to work for nuclear disarmament as if we really knew it’s up to us to save the world?”

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Military Madness

Time to look beyond the NPT

When this NPT Review Conference began, I wrote that the outcome would depend on how seriously the humanitarian impacts initiative and the Austrian Pledge were taken up by the member states as a basis for new and effective action on disarmament. 758 more words

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