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The nuclear ban treaty is coming into force. So what?

In January 2021 the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons will enter into force as part of international law. Michal Onderco argues that to effectively contribute to nuclear disarmament, the TPNW will need to find new strategies to build broader support.

27 November 2020 | Michal Onderco
Global Security|Nuclear Arms Control|nuclear ban treaty|Nuclear Disarmament|Nuclear Weapons

Nuclear prohibition: Changing Europe’s calculations

In October, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) reached the 50 ratifications needed to become international law. Beatrice Fihn and Daniel Högsta look at how European governments can use the TPNW to advance nuclear disarmament.

25 November 2020 | Beatrice Fihn and Daniel Högsta
Global Security|Nuclear Arms Control|Nuclear Disarmament|Nuclear Weapons
Policy brief

Yes, we can? Europe responds to the crisis of multilateral arms control

Over the last four years, Europeans have been facing the fundamental challenge of Russia and the US turning away from arms control. Oliver Meier considers how Europeans might turn existing, stopgap responses to this into a long-term strategy to strengthen multilateral arms control instruments.

16 November 2020 | Oliver Meier
Global Security|Arms Control|Europe|Sanctions
Policy intervention

Open Skies: Can the U.S. withdrawal be delayed?

The US is scheduled to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty on November 22, against the wishes of a majority in Congress and on a questionable legal basis. Peter Jones argues the other Treaty members should “stop the clock” on the US withdrawal until the Biden Administration takes office.

12 November 2020 | Peter Jones
Euro-Atlantic Security|Arms Control|Open Skies Treaty|Security|United States