Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Security Policy and Facilitator of the WMDFZ in the Middle East, Jaako Laajava on prospects and challenges for the future of the conference on WMD Free Zone in the Middle East .
Event | 13 November 2013
Jaakko Laajava addresses ELN Workshop in London
Remembering the Cuban missile crisis, with humility
ELN Associate Fellow Benoît Pelopidas argues that differing national interpretations of the Cuban Missile Crisis dilute the perceived lessons of the crisis, and as such undermine its usefulness as a model for the management of future nuclear stand-offs.
Assessing the Nuclear State of Play
Sverre Lodgaard explains that although President Obama’s Prague speech in April 2009 became the starting point of a series of important nuclear disarmament initiatives, the overall picture as the PREPCOM meets in New York is mixed.
CEND and a changing global nuclear order
At present, current institutions underpinning the global nuclear order are not fit for purpose. New forums, such as CEND and “stepping stones”, serve a practical purpose of generating new ideas for promoting nuclear disarmament and reducing nuclear risk.