Newsletter February2024

Toward A Nuclear Free World
Toward A Nuclear Free World

Deadlock Over Disarmament ‘Not Acceptable’: Guterres

GENEVA | 28 February 2024 (IDN | UN Geneva) — Amid geopolitical divides, arms competition, increasingly dangerous new technologies and an elevated nuclear risk, the Secretary-General highlighted his concern that the UN Conference on Disarmament is consistently failing to deliver.The Conference, which was established with the primary goal of fostering cooperation for mutual disarmament, has faced significant challenges in recent times.Read more… 

Need to Invigorate the Nuclear Disarmament Process

By Dr. J. Enkhsaikhan

The writer is Chairman of Blue Banner NGO and Former Permanent Representative of Mongolia to the United Nations.ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia | 28 February 2024 (IDN) — Despite or perhaps because of the increase in geopolitical tensions, conflicts and the rise in the risks of nuclear weapons use, it is high time to look at the state of nuclear disarmament and consider what needs to be done to practically promote it. (P31) INDONESIAN  | JAPANESE |  TURKISH Read more…

The Complexity of Nuclear Submarine Safeguards Impacts the Current Landscape 

By Leonam dos Santos Guimarâes* 
RIO DE JANEIRO | 14 February 2024 (IDN) — The topic of applying safeguards to nuclear submarine fuel, focusing on ensuring security and proliferation resistance, involves a complex interplay of international regulations, agreements, and technical considerations. (P29)  FRENCH | HINDI | ITALIAN JAPANESE Read more…  

Russia Refuses Talks Though New START Expires in Two Years 

By Libby Flatoff and Shizuka Kuramitsu 
The writers are program and research assistants at the Arms Control Association (ACA). This article first appeared in ‘Arms Control Now’ of the ACA and is being reproduced with their permission.WASHINGTON, D.C. | 7 February 2024 (IDN) — With less than two years to go before the expiration of the last remaining treaty limiting the world’s two largest arsenals, Russian leaders continue to reject U.S. offers to discuss a new nuclear arms control framework. Read more… 

 The US Should Have Persuaded Newcomers to Renounce Nuclear Weapons 

By Jonathan Power 
LUND, Sweden | 6 February 2024 (IDN) —There are 29 states which have, at one time or another, set about becoming nuclear weapons powers or have explored the possibility. Most have failed or drawn back. Only the US, Russia, France, UK, China, India, Israel, Pakistan and North Korea have crossed the threshold.Read more…

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