Getting to Zero Update

Russia and the United States have begun the exchange of information on their nuclear arsenals under the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) as they assess next steps on arms control and also try to resolve their differences over missile defense. The Iranian and North Korean nuclear situations showed no signs of resolution, and instead pointed to more difficulties ahead.

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Getting to Zero Update

Barack Obama's lame-duck wins let him enjoy his turkey

 "Nuclear disarmament is one of the things that Obama really cares about, and he decided to stake his personal credibility on this vote,"....."I wouldn't rule out the administration testing the water next year to see whether they can get the votes in the Senate to ratify the global test ban treaty, which would provide a crucial push towards it coming into force."

Iran Nuclear Negotiatiors Begin, No Breakthrough Seen

“Trust is going to take a long time to develop, and they’re not going to come out of this meeting with an agreement. There is an increased willingness now to discuss real issues.”
Paul Ingram, executive director of the BASIC, was quoted. To read more click here:
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Options for arms control to reduce the role of nuclear weapons in NATO

Ever since the Harmel report, NATO has been committed to a broad approach to security, including arms control, disarmament and other co-operative security tools as necessary complement to military capabilities. The declaration on Alliance security adopted by the 2009 Strasbourg summit reflects this twofold approach by restating that deterrence, including through nuclear capabilities, will remain a core element of NATO strategy, while at the same time NATO will continue to play its part in reinforcing arms control and promoting nuclear and conventional disarmament and non-proliferation.


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