A new nuclear resolution proposed by the Obama administration and passed by the UN shows that disarmament measures are back on the agenda.
Deterrence challenges in the Middle East may open the door for NATO to play a constructive role in enhancing security and stability in the region.
Global nuclear disarmament could increase Turkey’s regional and international influence. If Iran achieves its nuclear ambitions and America’s influence is perceived as declining, however, Turkey’s inclination to favor a disarmament agreement may change.
When Anders Fogh Rasmussen, NATO's secretary-general, addresses an audience at Carnegie Europe on Friday, 18th September, he will speak about the possibility of a new dialogue between two former foes – NATO and Russia. Dmitri Trenin suggests that these discussions could initially take place through the NATO-Russia Council of 2002, but in time, that they might spawn a new framework altogether.
A group of current and former high-level British parliamentarians discussed the need for American leadership in pursuit of global nuclear disarmament, the importance of developments in Iran for British security, and the challenges of engaging public opinion across Europe on issues of nonproliferation and disarmament.
Responding to non-compliance is a promising area for progress at the 2010 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference, because it imposes no additional burden on states that are playing by the rules.
France is closer in agreement with other nuclear-weapon states in moving towards nuclear abolition than some might think -- but not without seeing other nuclear powers fulfill their end of the bargain.
Nuclear-weapon states should commission their defense ministries and think tanks to perform serious analysis on the practical steps of moving towards zero nuclear weapons.
Fully factoring concerns about proliferation into nuclear-energy policy will promote a much needed debate about whether some technologies are too proliferation-sensitive to be deployed despite potential economic benefits.
Those opposed to ridding the world of nuclear weapons have a tendency of setting up and knocking down the same old straw men, argue George Perkovich and James. M Acton. If disarmament advocates want to improve the debate, they need to stress that the US would not disarm unilaterally or leave its allies in the lurch.