A challenging nuclear disarmament landscape for 2020

Cesar Jaramillo Current Publication, Featured, Nuclear Weapons, Ploughshares Monitor

The next year will be critical in the attempt to achieve a world free of nuclear weapons—and the outlook is hardly promising. The global nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation regime, already at the breaking point, will certainly face various overlapping challenges.
Here are some focal points that Project Ploughshares will be following closely:

Assuring We Don’t Help India Build Nukes

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Asia, Nuclear Weapons

Author Ernie Regehr Published by Embassy, an Ottawa-based foreign policy weekly The wisdom and benefits of strongly improved Canadian trade and political relations with India are obvious. But if civilian nuclear co-operation is to be a primary fixture and symbol of the normalization of Indo-Canadian relations, it should be built on the most robust of non-proliferation conditions.   Basic non-proliferation …

India Must Agree to Nuclear Restraints

Tasneem Jamal Asia, Nuclear Weapons

Author Ernie Regehr Published by the Waterloo Region Record The wisdom and benefits of strongly improved Canadian trade and political relations with India are obvious. But if civilian nuclear co-operation is to be a primary fixture and symbol of the normalization of long-term Indo-Canadian relations, it should be built on the most robust of non-proliferation conditions. Basic non-proliferation standards were …

Canada Must Go Slow on Nuclear Deal with India

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Asia, Nuclear Weapons

Author Ernie Regehr Published by the Waterloo Region Record It didn’t take Canada long to try to cash in on its support for the Nuclear Suppliers Group decision last Fall to open the door to civilian nuclear trade with India after a 35 year ban. Others have been even quicker off the mark. India has already signed new nuclear co-operation …

Conditioning Nuclear Co-operation with India

Tasneem Jamal Asia, Nuclear Weapons

Author Ernie Regehr Published by Embassy, an Ottawa-based foreign policy weekly Last fall, the Nuclear Suppliers Group, with Canada’s support, opened the door to civilian nuclear trade with India after a 35-year ban, and there was little doubt that Canadian industry would soon try to join the global rush to go through it. India has already signed new nuclear co-operation …

Getting a Non-Proliferation Payoff from India

Tasneem Jamal

Author Ernie Regehr Published by Embassy, an Ottawa-based foreign policy weekly When mainstream candidates for the U.S. presidency begin inserting calls for a world free of nuclear weapons into their stump speeches, you know nuclear disarmament is finally making it as a topic for polite company. But it is traditional disarmament champions like Canada and New Zealand who will be …

The 60th Anniversary of the Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Tasneem Jamal

Message from World Council of Churches August 3, 2005 The World Council of Churches and its member churches remember in thought and prayer all who perished and all who have suffered the consequences of the first atomic bombs or subsequent tests. While most anniversaries lose importance over time, the sixtieth anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki only …

Statement of the 2004 Pugwash Council

Tasneem Jamal

The Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1995, has been a pre-eminent global voice for nuclear disarmament since the early days of the nuclear age. At its most recent gathering, October 5-8 in Seoul, Korea, the Pugwash Council highlighted “the threat to global security posed by nuclear weapons,” and warned that “time …

“Precious But Fleeting”: Report on the November 2001 Conference on Facilitating the Entry-Into-Force of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

Tasneem Jamal

Author Douglas Roche Working Paper 01-6 Overshadowed by continuing UN action to combat terrorism following the September 11 attacks, the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) conference called on the 13 remaining requisite states to “accelerate” the ratification process to bring the five-year-old treaty into force. But one of those States, the United States, refused to attend the conference (108 States …

Contexts for Progress

Tasneem Jamal

Author Paul Rogers Paul Rogers works in the Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford Each of the panelists at the Consultation on NATO Nuclear Policy, National Missile Defence & Alternative Security Arrangement, held in Ottawa on September 28-31, 2001, was asked to submit a short paper relating to the topic of their presentation. The other Consultation participants were asked …