A UN negotiating conference has just adopted a treaty banning nuclear weapons. Will this influence North Korea? And, if not, what’s the point?
A regional NWFZ can be used to quarantine a zone from the real risks of nuclear war. Japan stands to gain numerous benefits should their government actively promote the creation of one.
Serious threats persist from the use or misuse of weapons – whether by design, accident or system malfunction – and whether by nuclear-armed states and terrorist actors.
The 1987 nuclear-free act was a milestone in New Zealand’s development as a nation.
Of all the continents, Asia presents the most complex and the most urgent challenges to the uneasy nuclear peace that has prevailed since 1945.
A short introduction to key points in the first UN negotiating conference for the prohibition of nuclear weapons.
The recently published draft text of a convention to ban the bomb provides a good basis to complete negotiations of a treaty to prohibit the proliferation of nuclear weapons.
The first part of negotiations mandated by the UN General Assembly ended on an optimistic tone, with delegates from 120+ states ready to start discussing the draft treaty to ban nuclear weapons.
The United Nations General Assembly will convene negotiations on a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons. Following those sessions, the GA will review their progress and decide on a path forward.
North Korea continues to defy the UN Security Council with its ever-improving nuclear capabilities. APLN Research Director John Tilemann reports on broader security problems facing Northeast Asia.