Several countries, including the US and the Soviet Union, developed and tested radiological weapons before abandoning their programs. Today, there is a real risk that states may again pursue these weapons. Within the context of the P5, could now be the time to revive the initiative to ban radiological weapons?
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With the entry into force of the TPNW, the international community stands at a crossroads with respect to the future of nuclear weapons. Tom Sauer argues that the non-nuclear weapon states in NATO have a significant decision to make.
A nuisance to the West, a life insurance to the Islamic Republic: Can Biden do anything about Iran’s missiles?
The incoming US administration has said they will focus first on restoring the Iran nuclear deal before discussing Iran’s ballistic missiles during follow-on talks. What could realistically be achieved?
Addressing the threat posed by nuclear weapons needs to be a priority for the Biden administration. Edward Ifft looks at the nuclear issues facing the new administration and what actions need to be taken to address them.
The extraordinary and unprecedented challenges to democracy inside the US indicate that the incoming administration will have its hands full at home, even as it seeks to renew US international and multilateral leadership. This will complicate and constrain efforts to promote democratic values internationally.
The Biden administration takes over a perilous global landscape when it comes to nuclear arms control and disarmament. Rebecca Davis Gibbons looks at what we can expect from Biden on nuclear issues and where the opportunities lie for progress.
For supporters of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, risk reduction measures must address the risks stemming from the possession of nuclear weapons and the practice of nuclear deterrence per se.
The UN’s High Representative for Disarmament Affairs speaks to the ELN about why women need to be represented in disarmament, the need for youth engagement and her advice for women setting out to work in this field.