Obama’s second chance at nuclear disarmament

Wendy Stocker Americas, Nuclear Weapons

Author Cesar Jaramillo The Ploughshares Monitor Volume 34 Issue 1 Spring 2013  Achieving complete and irreversible nuclear disarmament has been an unequivocal aspiration of the international community since the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) entered into force more than four decades ago. No one state can hope to achieve this goal unilaterally. But one thing seems clear: a world free of …

Obama’s second chance at nuclear disarmament

Cesar Jaramillo Americas, Nuclear Weapons

Author Cesar Jaramillo Published in the Waterloo Region Record References to nuclear disarmament were nowhere to be found last week in U.S. President Barack Obama’s second inaugural address. But in April 2009, less than three months after taking office for his first term, Obama delivered a seminal speech in Prague articulating his vision for a world free of nuclear weapons, leading some to …

Called to a World Free of Nuclear Weapons

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Nuclear Weapons

Public Issue Statement Conference of European Churches, 13th Assembly, Lyon, France, July 15 – 21, 2009 2009 commemorates the end of the Cold War 20 years ago bringing with it the hope that Europe would no longer be a divided continent. It also brought the hope of a Europe free of the fear of a new war that would bring …

The Nuclear Puzzle: Obama is looking for a new policy on Iran that stresses inspection standards

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Asia, Mideast, Nuclear Weapons

Author Ernie Regehr Published by the Waterloo Region Record It is still at the trial balloon stage, but the administration of President Barack Obama is testing the idea of a significant shift in American policy on Iran. Instead of continuing its single-minded focus on halting Iran’s uranium enrichment, an activity that breaks no international law or principle, Washington is wisely …

Obama on Nuclear Disarmament

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Nuclear Weapons

Author Ernie Regehr The Ploughshares Monitor Winter 2008 Volume 29 Issue 4 The election of Barack Obama as President of the United States offers genuine hope that real change is in the offing for US approaches to nuclear weapons and the treaties and agreements that are intended to control and eventually eliminate them. In September the Washington-based Arms Control Association published …