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 …

The flagrant contradictions of nuclear-dependent states

Cesar Jaramillo News, Nuclear Weapons

By Cesar Jaramillo It’s hard to tell whether the states questioning the purpose, direction, and convenience of the humanitarian imperative for nuclear disarmament are fully aware of the extent to which the inconsistencies in their positions are apparent to the rest of the international community. Because the contradictions are, well, quite obvious. Take, for example, the discomfort expressed by a …

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 …