Statement of Hope in a Year of Opportunity: Seeking a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World

Tasneem Jamal Nuclear Weapons

World Council of Churches, Central Committee 26 August – 2 September 2009 Geneva, Switzerland “The production and deployment as well as the use of nuclear weapons are a crime against humanity and must be condemned on ethical and theological grounds.” -William Thompson, Presbyterian Church USA, Vancouver Assembly, 1983 The international community is in a season of hope. Eminent world and …

Our Nuclear Ambivalence Must End

Tasneem Jamal Nuclear Weapons

Author Ernie Regehr Published by the Waterloo Region Record Canada had more than a front row seat at the dawn of the nuclear age. As part of the Manhattan Project, this country was a player in the bombings that destroyed Hiroshima 64 years ago today and Nagasaki three days later, providing both uranium and extensive scientific support for the first …

Hiroshima Day: Lose the nuclear ambivalence

Tasneem Jamal Nuclear Weapons

Author Ernie Regehr Published by Embassy, an Ottawa-based foreign policy weekly Canada had more than a front row seat at the dawn of the nuclear age. As part of the Manhattan Project, this country was a player in the bombings that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki 64 years ago this week, providing both uranium and extensive scientific support for the first …

Called to a World Free of Nuclear Weapons

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Nuclear Weapons

Public Issue Statement Conference of European Churches, 13th Assembly, Lyon, France, July 15 – 21, 2009 2009 commemorates the end of the Cold War 20 years ago bringing with it the hope that Europe would no longer be a divided continent. It also brought the hope of a Europe free of the fear of a new war that would bring …

NATO at 60: Major Renovations or a Cosmetic Makeover?

Tasneem Jamal Nuclear Weapons

Author Jessica West The Ploughshares Monitor Summer 2009 Volume 30 Issue 2 On April 3-4, 2009, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) marked its 60th anniversary with a summit held in Germany and France. The summit launched a review of the Alliance’s Strategic Concept, including its nuclear doctrine, with the aim of adopting a new strategy at the Portugal summit next …

Rethinking NATO’s Strategic Concept: Building on the Emerging Nuclear Abolition Imperative

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Nuclear Weapons

Author Ernie Regehr The Ploughshares Monitor Spring 2009 Volume 30 Issue 1 While Afghanistan will certainly dominate the talk at the 60th-anniversary summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization1 (NATO or the Alliance) in April, leaders are also scheduled to launch a process to review the Alliance’s Strategic Concept, a key element of which is a controversial and outdated nuclear doctrine. …

World Council of Churches Calls on NATO Leaders to Address Nuclear Policy

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Europe, Nuclear Weapons

Letter to the leaders of NATO and of the European Union concerning NATO nuclear policy and its current strategic review from the councils that represent churches across the member states of NATO. March 30, 2009 The Right Honourable Stephen Harper Prime Minister of Canada Geneva, 30 March 2009 Dear Prime Minister, This letter comes to you, to the leaders of …

Project Ploughshares Urges Canada’s Foreign Minister to Address Nuclear Policy at NATO Summit

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Europe, Nuclear Weapons

Letter to the Lawrence Canon, Minister of Foreign Affairs. 6 March 2009 The Honourable Lawrence Canon, P.C., M.P. Minister of Foreign Affairs 125 Sussex Drive Ottawa, ON K1A 0G2 Re: NATO Nuclear Doctrine and Policy Dear Minister Canon: On the occasion of your forthcoming participation in the 60th-Anniversary Summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, I am writing to encourage …

NATO’s Strategic Concept and the Emerging Nuclear Abolition Imperative

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Europe, Nuclear Weapons

Briefing 09-1 Author Ernie Regehr Even as NATO’s official strategic doctrine continues to describe nuclear weapons as “essential to peace,” the world is undergoing an extraordinary reawakening to the unique threats posed by nuclear weapons and the need to finally eliminate them. At the same time, the security community remains divided. While demands for an unambiguous commitment to nuclear abolition …

NATO Summit: A chance to kick the nuclear habit

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Europe, Nuclear Weapons

Author Ernie Regehr Published by Embassy, an Ottawa-based foreign policy weekly While Afghanistan will certainly dominate the talk at the 60th anniversary NATO summit in April, leaders are also scheduled to launch a process to review the alliance’s Strategic Concept, a key element of which is a controversial and outdated nuclear doctrine. The Strategic Concept-the current version of which was …