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A Season for Disarmament

April 4, 2010

The New York Times

Hans Blix


Just prior to the signing of the New START Treaty and on the eve of the Nuclear Security Summit, Mr. Blix discusses the global movement “…to free the world from nuclear weapons”.  Read the op-ed.

Toward a World Without Nuclear Weapons

March 25, 2010

The Globe and Mail

Jean Chr├ętien, Joe Clark, Ed Broadbent and Lloyd Axworthy


The three former Canadian officials write that, “We believe that the future of humanity is as threatened now as it was at the end of the Second World War from proliferation of nuclear weapons.”  And, “We therefore support the goals of our colleagues in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and Australia and call on governments and ordinary people everywhere to push for action now before it is too late.  Read the op-ed.

NATO-Russia Relations
(Prospects for New Security Architecture, Nuclear Relations, CFE Treaty)

March 18, 2010


Alexei Arbatov, Vladimir Dvorkin, Sergey Oznobishchev, Alexander Pikaev


Despite the frequently declared focus on partnership, the NATO Russia relations have not yet reached a conflict-free and constructive level. Within the past two decades, the actual sharpness of the differences and discrepancies between the parties has not decreased; in fact, at times it has risen quite drastically. Despite the fact that none of successive Russia's presidents has ruled out the possibility of Russia's accession to NATO, the West invariably disregarded these messages. Although there is quite a number of institutions and decisions to promote European security, the task of its enhancement certainly remains relevant. It is obvious that some elements of the existing European order are extremely fragile and inefficient

NATO's Tactical Nuclear Dilemma

March 1, 2010

Royal United Services Institute

Malcolm Chalmers, Simon Lunn


The purpose of this RUSI occasional paper is to contribute to the emerging debate on the future of the small number of remaining US nuclear weapons in Europe. During the Cold War, these weapons played a central role in NATO plans for deterring a Soviet attack on NATO. As late as 1991, the US maintained around 2,500 such warheads in Europe, operationally deployed with short-range artillery and missiles, surface ships and dual-capable aircraft. The clear message was that, if it came to war with the Soviet Union, early nuclear use by NATO was a distinct possibility. Since the Cold War ended, however, the role of these weapons in NATO strategy has been dramatically reduced, as have their numbers.

How to Protect Our Nuclear Deterrent

January 19, 2010

The Wall Street Journal

George P. Shultz, William J. Perry, Henry A. Kissinger and Sam Nunn


The four of us have come together, now joined by many others, to support a global effort to reduce reliance on nuclear weapons, to prevent their spread into potentially dangerous hands, and ultimately to end them as a threat to the world. We do so in recognition of a clear and threatening development.