The state of the nuclear disarmament/abolition regime

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The last of three meetings in preparation for the 2020 Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), was held April 29-May 10 in New York. The fault lines in the architecture of the whole nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation regime seem to be growing deeper, more profound.

Nuclear disarmament: The best of times and the worst of times

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As 2017 draws to a close, two ostensibly contradictory yet coexisting realities define the global nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation regime. Each brims with intensity, the likes of which have not been observed in decades. Published in The Ploughshares Monitor Volume 38 Issue 4 Winter 2017 by Cesar Jaramillo A serious threat On the one hand, the threat of nuclear-weapons use, by miscalculation …

It’s the political-will gap, stupid: Nuclear abolition is a non-priority in Washington, Beijing, Moscow, London, and Paris

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Author Cesar Jaramillo Published in The Ploughshares Monitor Volume 37 Issue 1 Spring 2016 I recently conducted a (blatantly unscientific) poll among a dozen or so colleagues. All were attending an experts’ seminar on nuclear disarmament in Ottawa—and all were at least somewhat familiar with the state of affairs of the global nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation regime. “Impromptu. Show of hands. Two questions. …

Q&A: The mounting push for nuclear abolition

Tasneem Jamal Nuclear Weapons

Author Cesar Jaramillo Published in The Ploughshares Monitor Volume 35 Issue 3 Autumn 2014 Ploughshares Program Officer Cesar Jaramillo talks with Beatrice Fihn, who is the Executive Director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) and based in Geneva. CJ: Let’s begin with a bit about ICAN. What can you tell us about the primary objectives, strategies, and membership of the campaign? BF: ICAN …