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Recent articles from The Ploughshares Monitor
The Ploughshares Monitor: Spring 2017March 27, 2017
The Ploughshares Monitor: Winter 2016December 12, 2016
The European Union outsources asylum policy and protectionMarch 27, 2017
In a deal reached in March 2016 between the European Union (EU) and Turkey, “all new irregular migrants” who reached Greece after March 20 were to be returned to Turkey. In exchange the EU would resettle more Syrian refugees living in Turkey, increase its financial support for refugees in Turkey, and remove visa requirements for Turkish citizens (Collett 2016). To ...
Nobel Peace lecture: From the impossible to the possibleMarch 27, 2017
Six years ago, it was hard for Colombians to imagine an end to a war that had lasted half a century. Today, after six years of serious and often intense, difficult negotiations, I stand before you and the world and announce with deep humility and gratitude that the Colombian people, with assistance from our friends around the world, are turning ...
Q&A: In conversation with Ambassador Paul MeyerMarch 27, 2017
January 27, 2017 marked the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Outer Space Treaty (OST), one of the most successful international treaties ever concluded. Negotiated in an era of intense military competition sparked by the launch of Sputnik in 1957, the Treaty created a legal framework for the governance of outer space, based on the principle that space is ...
Six spurious arguments against a nuclear-weapons banMarch 27, 2017
This year’s multilateral negotiations toward a legally binding prohibition on nuclear weapons reflect a growing global recognition that a nuclear-weapons ban is an integral part of the normative framework necessary to achieve and maintain a world free of nuclear weapons. For some observers of nuclear issues, in and out of government, they also constitute a welcome disruption of an otherwise ...