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Commentary

Zero Missiles: building on the precedent that helps Ukraine today

Thanks to the INF Treaty, Russian forces attacking Ukraine have not been able to use ground-to-ground ballistic and cruise missiles of ranges from 500-5,500 km, which could have devastated centres in Western Ukraine. Dan Plesch writes that the process that produced the INF Treaty provides important guidance for a renaissance in disarmament in the present century and calls on civil society to seek a global zero on missiles.

21 October 2022 | Dan Plesch
Commentary

The supporters of the ban treaty are not a monolith. Don’t treat them as such

Analysing the discussions at the First Meeting of the States Parties of the TPNW last month, Michal Onderco and Valerio Vignoli find that there are real divisions among ban treaty members. As delegates to the RevCon begin their deliberations in New York this week, they will benefit from understanding that there is enough common ground to build coalitions with nuclear ban supporters.

1 August 2022 | Michal Onderco and Valerio Vignoli
Commentary

Reflections from 1MSP: There is something new happening in nuclear non-proliferation

At the end of June, the first Meeting of States Parties to the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) took place in Vienna. At this inaugural meeting, states parties to the TPNW gathered to commit to concrete actions to implement obligations under the Treaty. ELN network member Tarja Cronberg participated in the meeting and shares her reflections with us.

6 July 2022 | Tarja Cronberg
Case study

Impact case study: The P5 affirm that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought

In the recent years, the ELN’s work on the P5 Process has focused on the call for the P5 states to set up a working group to advance strategic risk reduction. In the aftermath of the P5 statement reaffirming the Reagan-Gorbachev formula, the ELN will continue to keep open the space for engagement with the P5 Process to help provide the ideas and encouragement for further progress.

12 January 2022
Commentary

Adopt, emulate, or avoid: Lessons from the JCPOA for the Middle East’s security and arms control architecture

As the Biden administration and incoming Raisi government are set to try to find common ground to re-implement the Iran nuclear deal, Farzan Sabet and Chen Zak explore what aspects of the JCPOA regional states may want to consider in broader regional or sub-regional structures, while avoiding its mistakes.

6 September 2021 | Farzan Sabet and Dr Chen Kane