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Barack Obama's hopes for a nuclear-free world fading fast

“I wouldn't say it was dead. It's in emergency resuscitation” ... "If there is hope, no, it's not coming from Washington. The leadership of this is not going to come from Washington." 

Paul Ingram, executive director of BASIC, was quoted in the Guardian. To read more see:  http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/nov/16/barack-obama-nuclear-hopes-f...

 

Current NATO Nuclear Policy

Des Browne argued that “while there is no case for NATO giving up all its nuclear forces unilaterally, there is also no real case for continuing with the status quo….. The question for NATO as it revises its Strategic Concept ahead of Lisbon is what can it do to add to the disarmament momentum without either undermining alliance cohesion or taking unnecessary risks with alliance security?

 

Getting to Zero Update

The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review conference concluded at the end of May on a positive note. However, the months ahead look uncertain. Diplomatic relations over the North Korean and Iranian programs continue to deteriorate, and there still lacks a firm indication on whether the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) will be ratified by the end of the year. 

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May 2010

April 2010

Getting to Zero Update

In the run up to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference (3-28 May), there have been a number of critical developments. Russia and the United States have signed the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, the Obama Administration just released its Nuclear Posture Review, and Washington is about to host one of its largest summits ever, on nuclear security. BASIC has been following all of these developments (see below) and will continue coverage as their impact unfolds. 

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