Import and Transit Considerations in an Arms Trade Treaty

Kenneth Epps Americas, Conventional Weapons, Europe

Author Kenneth Epps,Guy Lamb and Anne-Charlotte Merrell Wetterwik Findings Based on Case Studies of Barbados, Estonia, and Namibia Technical study conducted for Control Arms by the Center for International Trade and Security – University of Georgia, Institute for Security Studies, and Project Ploughshares The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) process to negotiate a legally binding instrument to “establish the …

Canadian-Finnish arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Kenneth Epps Americas, Conventional Weapons, Europe, News

UPDATE: Though four ministers voted against granting the permit, the Finnish government has granted an export licence for 36 Patria mortar systems to be shipped to Saudi Arabia, the government-controlled arms maker said in a statement. The Finnish research group SaferGlobe Finland released a statement in late November that questioned Finnish government approval of 36 heavy mortar systems for the …

NATO Misses Another Opportunity

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Europe, Nuclear Weapons

Author Ernie Regehr Published by Embassy, an Ottawa-based foreign policy weekly NATO foreign ministers met in Estonia last month, and the opportunity they missed was for a serious rethink of the presence of US nuclear weapons in Europe. The opportunity presented itself in the form of a somewhat guarded joint letter from the foreign affairs ministers of Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, …

States Parties NPT Reports: Russia

Tasneem Jamal Asia, Europe, Nuclear Weapons

Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Reporting — Nuclear Weapons States 2009 Statement by the Delegation of the Russian Federation at the Third Session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2010 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons on cluster I issues (nuclear disarmament), Practical Steps of the Russian Federation in the Field of Nuclear Disarmament, …

States Parties NPT Reports: France

Tasneem Jamal Europe, Nuclear Weapons

Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Reporting — Nuclear Weapons States 2009 Statement by H.E. Eric Danon, Ambassador, Permanent Representation of France to the Conference on Disarmament, Head of the French Delegation to the Third Session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2010 NPT Review Conference (New York, May 4-15, 2009), “Chapter 1”, May 6th, 2009. Statement by H.E. Eric Danon, Ambassador, Permanent …

States Parties NPT Reports: United Kingdom

Tasneem Jamal Europe, Nuclear Weapons

Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Reporting — Nuclear Weapons States 2009 UK Cluster I Statement to the 2009 Non-Proliferation Treaty Preparatory Committee by Ambassador John Duncan, Ambassador for Multilateral Arms Control and Disarmament, New York, 6 May 2009. UK Cluster II Statement to the 2009 Non-Proliferation Treaty Preparatory Committee by Ambassador John Duncan, Ambassador for Multilateral Arms Control and Disarmament, New York, …

World Council of Churches Calls on NATO Leaders to Address Nuclear Policy

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Europe, Nuclear Weapons

Letter to the leaders of NATO and of the European Union concerning NATO nuclear policy and its current strategic review from the councils that represent churches across the member states of NATO. March 30, 2009 The Right Honourable Stephen Harper Prime Minister of Canada Geneva, 30 March 2009 Dear Prime Minister, This letter comes to you, to the leaders of …

Project Ploughshares Urges Canada’s Foreign Minister to Address Nuclear Policy at NATO Summit

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Europe, Nuclear Weapons

Letter to the Lawrence Canon, Minister of Foreign Affairs. 6 March 2009 The Honourable Lawrence Canon, P.C., M.P. Minister of Foreign Affairs 125 Sussex Drive Ottawa, ON K1A 0G2 Re: NATO Nuclear Doctrine and Policy Dear Minister Canon: On the occasion of your forthcoming participation in the 60th-Anniversary Summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, I am writing to encourage …

NATO’s Strategic Concept and the Emerging Nuclear Abolition Imperative

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Europe, Nuclear Weapons

Briefing 09-1 Author Ernie Regehr Even as NATO’s official strategic doctrine continues to describe nuclear weapons as “essential to peace,” the world is undergoing an extraordinary reawakening to the unique threats posed by nuclear weapons and the need to finally eliminate them. At the same time, the security community remains divided. While demands for an unambiguous commitment to nuclear abolition …

NATO Summit: A chance to kick the nuclear habit

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Europe, Nuclear Weapons

Author Ernie Regehr Published by Embassy, an Ottawa-based foreign policy weekly While Afghanistan will certainly dominate the talk at the 60th anniversary NATO summit in April, leaders are also scheduled to launch a process to review the alliance’s Strategic Concept, a key element of which is a controversial and outdated nuclear doctrine. The Strategic Concept-the current version of which was …