JCPOA: A deal undone

Cesar Jaramillo Featured, Nuclear Weapons Leave a Comment

In a widely expected move, on May 8, U.S. President Donald Trump announced the immediate U.S. withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (Iran nuclear deal) and the imposition of increasingly stringent economic sanctions against Iran. Published in The Ploughshares Monitor Volume 39 Issue 2 Summer 2018 by Cesar Jaramillo Not once in a 10-minute address did he point to a …

The Nuclear Menace

Tasneem Jamal Nuclear Weapons

Author Cesar Jaramillo The Ploughshares Monitor Winter 2011 Volume 32 Issue 4 This article first appeared in the Waterloo Region Record on Nov. 24 2011. The latest report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Iran’s nuclear program has increased the already inflammatory rhetoric against the Islamic Republic. The West is calling for tougher sanctions while reiterating that all …

All Nuclear Weapons Must Go

Cesar Jaramillo Nuclear Weapons

Author Cesar Jaramillo Published in the Waterloo Region Record The latest report from the International Atomic Energy Agency on Iran’s nuclear program has increased the already inflammatory rhetoric against the Islamic Republic. The West is calling for tougher sanctions while reiterating that all options — including military force — are on the table. Certainly, Iran’s lack of transparency regarding its …

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 …

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 …

Principle, or Pragmatism? India wants international rules bent to allow it access to nuclear materials

Tasneem Jamal Asia, Nuclear Weapons

Author Ernie Regehr Published by the Waterloo Region Record When the international Nuclear Suppliers Group meets later this week in Vienna, India will be looking for an end to its 34-year exclusion from international nuclear co-operation and trade. India wants unfettered access to the global civilian nuclear market, notably to import badly needed uranium from places like Canada, notwithstanding its …

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 …

Decision Time for India’s Nuclear Exemption

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Asia, Nuclear Weapons

Author Ernie Regehr Published by The Globe and Mail So the on-again, off-again U.S.-India civilian nuclear co-operation deal is back on, although just barely. Tuesday, after a raucous two-day debate complete with cash-for-votes charges, the Indian Parliament voted confidence in Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s government and the nuclear deal on which he staked his administration. The deal is intended to …

Iran Closer to Compromise on its Uranium Enrichment: The West preaches enrichment abstinence – not for all, of course, but for Iran

Tasneem Jamal

Author Ernie Regehr Published by the Toronto Star While Iran continues to reject Security Council demands that it suspend uranium enrichment, it has signaled some willingness to open its program to international controls. So far the Bush administration has shown little interest in taking “yes” for an answer. Ritual denunciations of Iran and its uranium enrichment activity were a central …

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 …