Obama’s second chance at nuclear disarmament

Cesar Jaramillo Americas, Nuclear Weapons

Author Cesar Jaramillo Published in the Waterloo Region Record References to nuclear disarmament were nowhere to be found last week in U.S. President Barack Obama’s second inaugural address. But in April 2009, less than three months after taking office for his first term, Obama delivered a seminal speech in Prague articulating his vision for a world free of nuclear weapons, leading some to …

From START to Zero: The Importance—and Limitations—of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty

Tasneem Jamal Nuclear Weapons

Author Cesar Jaramillo The Ploughshares Monitor Winter 2010 Volume 31 Issue 4 The New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START), signed by US President Obama and Russian President Medvedev in April 2010 but not yet ratified, further reduces the strategic nuclear arms limits of previous bilateral treaties and institutes a more robust verification regime. While the provisions of this treaty foster …

Nuclear Accountants Back in Business

Tasneem Jamal Nuclear Weapons

Author Ernie Regehr Published by the Waterloo Region Record Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau once famously derided the “nuclear accountants” and the arcane counting rules that typically accompany nuclear arms control efforts. He had a point — but the nuclear accountants are back because, happily, nuclear arms control has returned to the public policy agenda with sufficient prominence to once again …