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Europe and the INF Treaty: Defending restraint in international diplomacy

On 20th October, President Trump announced his intention to “terminate” the INF Treaty, indicating that the United States would withdraw from the deal. His move comes as a blow to international arms control, and especially to US allies in Europe, showing a careless disregard for diplomacy. If the INF Treaty collapses, and Russia and the United States fail to extend New START beyond 2021, the world could be left without any limits on nuclear weapons.

Where is the conversation around nuclear weapons and how can art and politics work together for social change?

Where is the conversation around nuclear weapons and how can art and politics work together for social change?

Drop The Bomb by podcaster Luke Wilson combines the stories and perspectives of experts, artists and campaigners to shed light on these urgent questions. Starting with the necessary story of Nobel Peace Prize winner Professor Joseph Rotblat, we hear the fascinating journey through the world of nuclear weapons of Carol Naughton and Paul Ingram, ending with award-winning filmmaker Smriti Keshari on her timely immersive film, The Bomb.

Europe and the Iran Deal: Between a rock and a hard place

After more than a year of uncertainty, President Trump announced that the United States would reimpose sanctions against Iran in violation of the JCPoA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action), more commonly known as the Iran Deal. This leaves the multilateral agreement the US signed with China, France, Germany, Iran, Russia, the UK and the EU in 2015 to prevent Iranian nuclear proliferation in limbo. Now Washington finds itself at loggerheads with its European allies.