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Nuclear Arms Control: A role for The Elders

  • AUTHORGareth Evans
  • Oct 22, 2018

APLN Patron and Emeritus Convenor, Gareth Evans, recently presented a paper to The Elders - the group of senior global statesmen and women initially chaired by Nelson Mandela and Kofi Annan, and now Mary Robinson -- urging that they adopt as a key priority project a realistic nuclear disarmament agenda of the kind being advocated by the APLN -- focusing on the '4 Ds' of Doctrine ('No First Use'), De-alerting, reduced Deployment and Decreased numbers. APLN and ELN members might find this a useful summary of these themes, and the key arguments in support of this 'Bridging the Gap' approach. The paper, and his remarks in presenting it, are accessible here.