Nuclear disarmament: Time to focus on differences

Cesar Jaramillo Nuclear Weapons

Briefing 14-2 Published July 15, 2014 Author Cesar Jaramillo The final report from the 2013 Open-Ended Working Group to take forward multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations stated that “in order to move forward on nuclear disarmament and ultimately to eliminate the risk of the catastrophic humanitarian consequences from the use of nuclear weapons, the international community should focus on common ground …

A principled nuclear disarmament policy for Canada

Cesar Jaramillo Americas, Nuclear Weapons

Authors  Cesar Jaramillo and Setsuko Thurlow Published by Embassy, an Ottawa-based foreign policy weekly. As the prospect for a comprehensive legal ban on nuclear weapons seems to be moving from aspiration to reality, a window of opportunity is open for Canada—hitherto a spoiler rather than a constructive participant in this process—to signal a new direction in its nuclear disarmament  policy. From April …

Is a nuclear weapons ban in sight?

Cesar Jaramillo Nuclear Weapons

Author Cesar Jaramillo Published in The Ploughshares Monitor Volume 35 Issue 1 Spring 2014 A development of historic dimensions is beginning to energize the otherwise lethargic nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation regime. Nearly seven decades after nuclear bombs obliterated Hiroshima and Nagasaki, an international process to achieve a legal ban on nuclear weapons is starting to take shape. A global push for a …

Nuclear weapons ban on the horizon

Tasneem Jamal Nuclear Weapons

Briefing 14-1 Published February 26, 2014 Author Cesar Jaramillo A development of historic dimensions is beginning to energize the otherwise lethargic nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation regime. Nearly seven decades after nuclear bombs obliterated Hiroshima and Nagasaki, an international process to achieve a legal ban on nuclear weapons is starting to take shape.  Click on attachment to view document (168KB)

Iran Deal a Necessary Step

Cesar Jaramillo Asia, Mideast, Nuclear Weapons

Author Cesar Jaramillo Published by Embassy, an Ottawa-based foreign policy weekly. When the dust has settled, the fact will remain that the interim agreement reached on Nov. 24 in Geneva concerning Iran’s nuclear program was the best deal the international community could get. As uncertain as its success may be, the reality is that no better alternative was attainable. The negotiations …

Emerging Technologies: Civil Society Statement to the United Nations

Cesar Jaramillo Conventional Weapons, Emerging Technologies, Space Security

The following is the civil society statement on emerging technologies as delivered by Project Ploughshares Program Officer Cesar Jaramillo to the UN General Assembly First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) on October 29, 2013. Jaramillo was the lead drafter for the space security part of the statement, which also covers the use of armed drones. Outer space Humankind has become …

Civil Society Statement to UN: Emerging technologies

Tasneem Jamal Conventional Weapons, Emerging Technologies

The following is the civil society statement on emerging technologies as delivered by Project Ploughshares Program Officer Cesar Jaramillo to the UN General Assembly First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) on October 29, 2013. Jaramillo was the lead drafter for the space security part of the statement, which also covers the use of armed drones.   Chairperson, Distinguished delegates: Outer …

Iran’s nuclear program and the international community

Cesar Jaramillo Nuclear Weapons

The international standoff over Iran’s nuclear program: Q&A with Yousaf Butt By Cesar Jaramillo The Ploughshares Monitor Volume 34 Issue 3 Autumn 2013 Few countries have had their nuclear programs subjected to as much scrutiny and media attention as has Iran. Yet key questions about the nature and extent of this program remain unanswered or in dispute. Some Western countries accuse Iran of …

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 …

Oslo, Ottawa, and the need for a nuke-free world

Wendy Stocker Nuclear Weapons

Author Cesar Jaramillo Published by Embassy, an Ottawa-based foreign policy weekly. The endgame to nuclear disarmament is remarkably straightforward: a global legal ban on the development, possession, testing, and use of nuclear weapons by any actor. Call it a multilateral treaty or a Nuclear Weapons Convention—there is no clearer path to rid the world of the most destructive weapons ever …