NPT Shows Signs of Fraying


CANBERRA - In an op-ed for The Japan Times, Ramesh Thakur of the Center for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament and the APLN argues that the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty shows "signs of fraying and no longer being capable of coping with contemporary challenges." One possible solution: Negotiation of a nuclear weapons convention to join the bans on biological and chemical weapons. (May 26, 2015) 

The Central and Eastern European Resource Collection on Nuclear Issues


Warsaw, Poland - A new database by the Polish Institute of International Affairs' Artur Kacprzyk offers an overview of the approach of Central and Eastern European states to nuclear disarmament, arms control and non-proliferation. The database also covers missile defense and ballistic and cruise missile capabilities, membership in treaties and initiatives related to chemical and biological weapons, and cooperation on nuclear security. (May 8, 2015)

Global Leaders Call for Successful NPT Review Conference


NEW YORK - In a statement released at the outset of the 2015 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Review Conference, more than 100 current and former senior political, military, and diplomatic leaders from 43 countries call for a renewed sense of urgency and responsibility among NPT members to achieve a successful Conference. The joint statement, from members of global leadership networks, outline steps leaders should take toward a safer world. (May 4, 2015)

Back to the Difficult Past: Central and Easter Europe's Relationship with Russia


Warsaw, Poland - In a new paper for The Polish Institute of International Affairs, Anna Maria Dyner predicts a challenging road ahead with respect to the evolution of relations between Central and Eastern European nations and Russia - not only regarding political and economic matters, but also military. Stability in Europe is not a given, despite the end of the Cold War and the expansion of the European Union to the east, Dyner writes. (May 1, 2015)

Nuclear Security: A Turkish Perspective


ISTANBUL - In a new report on Turkey's nuclear energy plans, the Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies outlines security threats faced by nuclear facilities, material and personnel and examines Turkey's regulatory, civilian/military and executive capabilities to secure the prospective nuclear infrastructure. The report also offers ways to address security deficiencies and examines Turkey's long-standing challenge with nuclear smuggling. (March 20, 2015)