The US has committed to give security guarantees to the DPRK, but does the precedent of the Budapest Memorandum mean that these will be legally binding? Italy’s former Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, Carlo Trezza, explores the use of security assurances vis-à-vis guarantees.
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Despite the fact that no legal mechanism can block the US decision, there is still a window of opportunity to save the INF treaty.
Ambassador Carlo Trezza argues that certification of Iranian compliance is a multilateral decision and that the United States should not place domestic electoral calculations ahead of global security.
Italy’s former Ambassador for Disarmament and Non Proliferation analyses the July 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
Ambassador Carlo Trezza, Senior Adviser of the Italian Institute for International Affairs and Coordinator of the Italian ELN group, argues that President Trump’s “top of the pack” approach to nuclear weapons establishes the premises for a new nuclear arms race, and discusses what the EU response should be.
Ambassador Carlo Trezza argues that EU leaders must continue to support and implement the Iran deal and strongly encourage the incoming US Administration to do the same.