A failure to launch: FMCT negotiations and the CD stalemate

Tasneem Jamal Nuclear Weapons

Briefing 16-2 Published January 20, 2016 Author Philip MacFie “Failure to launch” is perhaps the best way to describe the state of the proposed fissile material cut-off treaty (FMCT). Such a treaty would ban “the [further] production of fissile material for nuclear weapons” (p. ix), effectively freezing a state’s stockpile of weapons-grade nuclear material. In 1994, the Conference on Disarmament …

Ploughshares new staff announcements

Tasneem Jamal News

September 2015 Project Ploughshares is pleased to announce the appointment of two new program officers and the Presbyterian Church in Canada’s Peace and Human Security Intern for 2015-2016. Sonal Marwah has worked with multiple humanitarian organizations focused on issues including armed conflict, violence prevention, forced migration and global health, and has published several articles and reports on these thematic topics. Most …