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Reflections on P5 risk reduction: milestones to date and recommendations for the eleventh NPT review cycle

The recent P5 affirmation that “a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought” as well as the incorporation of strategic risk reduction into the nuclear doctrines and dialogues working group are impactful and are welcome first measures. The P5 must now build on this momentum to discuss a substantive programme of work which must will lead to the implementation of concrete risk reduction measures within the eleventh review cycle.

24 January 2022 | Maximilian Hoell and Goran Svilanović
Commentary

Redesigning nuclear arms control for new realities

A revival of arms control will not be possible by going back to old approaches. Instead, arms control needs to adapt to new circumstances. A new report from the Center for Security Studies in Zurich sets out a transatlantic ap­proach on how to build a political strategy for arms con­trol in a new landscape.

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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

One minute to midnight: the time for action for the nuclear dialogue is now

With the 2022 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference approaching in January, Angela Kane outlines the necessary actions to unlock the potential of the RevCon and nurture creative strategic action. She argues that we need a new overarching vision for nuclear arms control, one that goes beyond the consideration of “missile gaps.”

16 December 2021 | Angela Kane
Commentary

The nuclear consequences of cyber vulnerabilities

As cyber-nuclear interactions are likely to increase given trends in the militarisation of the cyber domain and the digitalisation of nuclear weapons systems, Wilfred Wan writes that nuclear-armed states must strengthen the cyber security of their weapons and should elaborate standards across the entirety of their supply chains.

29 November 2021 | Wilfred Wan