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Hay Festival: Jon Snow on Trident

“Billions and billions and billions of pounds have been spent on the system without any real consultation with Parliament, there have been almost no votes about Trident in my entire reporting career, a discrete if not dishonest state of affairs, it is now.” 276 more words

Hay Festival

The U.S. Bishops on Moral Questions Regarding Nuclear Weapons

The review conference for the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) meeting at the United Nations in New York City concludes today. What follows is an excerpt from a recent speech by Stephen Colecchi, Director of the Office of International Justice and Peace, on the bishops’ work for nuclear non-proliferation. 773 more words


A Pleasant #Crudeshock

It was not long ago that the west and the whole of the world perceived Iran to be an imminent threat to global security and exclusively as an existential threat to the state of Israel. 465 more words

International Diplomacy

State of Play: Non-Proliferation, Fissile Material Cut-offs and Nuclear Transparency


Vice Admiral (retd) Vijay Shankar

 Tools that promote a stable nuclear relationship between nations are characterized by a congruence of views on non-proliferation of weapon and vector technologies, fissile material control and strategic transparency; the last makes clear the strategic underpinnings that motivate weapon programmes. 941 more words

Geopolitics And Strategic Impulses

ONE FREE KOREA? - An open letter to Joshua Stanton esq. (WITH UPDATE)

Mr. Stanton,

Would you agree with the statement “Intelligence without perspective is like a nuclear weapon without a fail-safe?”

You have a vast amount of knowledge on North Korea, to that there is no denying. 3,645 more words

Phyllis Bennis: Netanyahu Threatens War In Speech to Congress

This was a speech threatening war.

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint session of the US Congress on March 3, 2015 at the US Capitol in Washington, DC.(Photo: Mandel Ngan—AFP/Getty Images) 393 more words

U.S. Foreign Policy

Re-engaging with Iran

It is 35 years since the Iranian Revolution and the US hostage crisis, yet the rhetoric between Tehran and the “Great Satan” America hardly seems to have varied during that time. 296 more words

David Hannay