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Commentary

A rules-based or US-based international order for Iran?

Dr Hans Blix, Director-General Emeritus of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and ELN member, argues that, in the case of the JCPOA, the US government did not “withdraw” from an agreement but violated a legally binding UN Security Council decision.

8 July 2019 | Hans Blix
Global Security|Diplomacy|Iran|Nuclear Arms Control|Nuclear Weapons|United States
Commentary

A risk-driven approach to nuclear disarmament

A significant increase in the likelihood of nuclear war could motivate nuclear disarmament and risk reduction efforts. A Global Commission on Military Nuclear Risks is needed to authoritatively assess the trend line in risks and identify high-value mitigation options.

25 June 2019 | Lyndon Burford
Global Security|Deterrence|Nuclear Arms Control|Nuclear Disarmament|Nuclear Weapons|Risk Reduction|WMDs
Commentary

Increased US presence in Poland is a good deal for NATO

Contrary to criticism surrounding an increased number of US forces and related infrastructure in Poland, the latest agreement will strengthen deterrence on NATO’s eastern flank in line with NATO policies.

21 June 2019 | Artur Kacprzyk
European Defence|Defence|Eastern Europe|NATO|Poland|United States
Commentary

Is the Nuclear-Test-Ban the Next US Arms Control Target?

Some US officials have recently alleged that Russia is undermining the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) by conducting low-yield tests at the Novaya Zemlya test site. What should the international community make of these allegations?

30 May 2019 | Sahil Shah
Global Security|CTBT|NPT|Nuclear Security|Russia|Russia-West Relations|United States