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Group statement

APLN Statement on 75th Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Seventy-five years after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the distressing reality is that the risk of nuclear catastrophe is as great as it has ever been.

6 August 2020
Global Security|Nuclear Arms Control|Nuclear Disarmament|Nuclear Security|Nuclear Weapons|APLN
Commentary

Hiroshima: 75 years on and the start of the atomic age

75 years ago today the US dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. The era of “atomic peace” that followed has been fraught with increasingly catastrophic risks.

6 August 2020 | Andreas Persbo
Global Security|Arms Control|Deterrence|Missiles|Nuclear Disarmament|Nuclear Weapons
Report

Overcoming disunity: Reinvigorating the P5 Process a decade on

The product of a ten-month-long effort by the ELN to explore common ground among the five nuclear-weapon states (NWS) parties to the NPT, this new report from Dr Maximilian Hoell and Andreas Persbo offers practical recommendations for the P5 to reduce nuclear risks.

30 July 2020 | Maximilian Hoell and Andreas Persbo
Global Security|NPT|Nuclear Arms Control|Nuclear Disarmament|Nuclear Security|Nuclear Weapons
Commentary

The flawed logic of the French “nuclear warning”

Carrying out a “nuclear warning” – a non-repeatable strike intended to restore deterrence in case an adversary miscalculates – means the failure of deterrence. The very real consequence is escalation to a nuclear exchange.

15 June 2020 | Jean-Marie Collin
Global Security|Arms Control|France|Nuclear Arms Control|Nuclear Disarmament|Nuclear Security|Nuclear Weapons|Risk Reduction