Implementing the Global Nuclear Disarmament Agenda: A Challenge to NATO

Tasneem Jamal

The Ploughshares Monitor December 2000 Volume 21 Issue 4 In September, The Simons Foundation in partnership with Project Ploughshares convened a Consultation on NATO Nuclear Policy, National Missile Defence, and Alternative Security Arrangements, bringing together civil society experts, Canadian government officials, and a number of representatives of other countries to discuss the key nuclear weapons issues facing Canada and the North …

NATO’s Nuclear Agenda: Recommendations for Action

Tasneem Jamal

Authors Tom McDonald and Dan Plesch The Ploughshares Monitor September 2000 Volume 21 Issue 3 Dan Plesch is the founder and director of the British American Security Information Council and has worked on NATO and nuclear issues since the early 1980s. Tom McDonald is the nuclear analyst in BASIC’s London office where he has been working since 1998. NATO’s 19 member …

An Unequivocal Landmark: The 2000 Review of the Non-Proliferation Treaty

Tasneem Jamal

Author Doug Roche The Ploughshares Monitor June 2000 Volume 21 Issue  The 2000 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference (April 24-May 20) took a big step forward through securing from the Nuclear Weapons States (NWS) “an unequivocal undertaking to accomplish the total elimination of their nuclear arsenals.” For the first time in an NPT setting, nuclear disarmament has been clearly separated from …

Canadian NPT Delegation Report to NGOs: NGOs and the NPT Review Process

Tasneem Jamal

Author Ernie Regehr Sixth NPT Review Conference In an NGO discussion group at the Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) a veteran disarmament campaigner described her decades of work as “pushing the ocean back with a broom.” It may not be an image to inspire excessive confidence, but it would not be a surprise …

Canadian NPT Delegation Report to NGOs: NMD at the NPT

Tasneem Jamal

Author Ernie Regehr Sixth NPT Review Conference Even though the US National Missile Defense plan (NMD) made frequent showings in the first three weeks of debate at the NPT Review Conference, there is currently only one reference to the issue in the formal committee reports that will form the basis of the final week’s discussions leading, should the gods and …

Canadian NPT Delegation Report to NGOs: Canada’s Program of Action – How is it faring?

Tasneem Jamal

Author Ernie Regehr Sixth NPT Review Conference The disarmament portion of the NPT Review Conference is devoted both to reviewing the performance of States over the past five years in furthering the Treaty’s disarmament objectives (Article VI), and to setting out a disarmament action program for the next five years.  Canada came to the conference with a particular and concrete …

Canadian NPT Delegation Report to NGOs

Tasneem Jamal

Author Ernie Regehr Sixth NPT Review Conference If “the multilateral disarmament machinery has started to rust,” as UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan told the opening session of the current NPT Review Conference, is this the conference that will manage to get some grease to its wheels? The answer to that question is still far from clear, but for those willing to …

The NPT Showdown: United David v. Divided Goliath

Tasneem Jamal

Author Douglas Roche Sixth NPT Review Conference Senator Douglas Roche, O.C., Chairman of the MIddle Powers Initiative, is former Canadian Ambassador for Disarmament and author of Bombs Not Bread: A Political Agenda for Social Justice With the opening debate now winding down at the Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference, the stage is set for a showdown between the Nuclear Weapon States (NWS) …

An Unequivocal Landmark: The 2000 Review of the Non-Proliferation Treaty

Tasneem Jamal

Author Douglas Roche Working Paper 00-2 April 24 – May 20, 2000 Table of Contents Summary 1. Background  2. The Opening: The NPT “Paradox” 3. The Speeches: Goliath vs. David  4. Nuclear Weapons Are “Essential”  5. The Stern Voice of India 6. Canada: Caught in the Middle  7. NAC Moves: NWS Responds  8. NWS Negotiates with NAC  9. Middle East …

Project Ploughshares Urges Prime Minister to Press NATO to Change its Nuclear Policy

Tasneem Jamal

Letter to Prime Minister Jean Chrétien December 3, 1999 Rt. Hon. Jean Chrétien Prime Minister of Canada House of Commons Ottawa K1A 0A6 Dear Prime Minister, I write on behalf of the board of Project Ploughshares to urge you and your government to forcefully press the forthcoming NATO review of disarmament policies and options to produce substantive and thoroughgoing changes …