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Commentary

Reflections and recommendations on the future of non-proliferation and disarmament

On 22 and 23 March 2018 the Toda Peace Institute, the Asia Pacific Leadership Network (APLN) and the European Leadership Network (ELN), in partnership with the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), hosted an expert workshop, ‘Bridging the Gap: Harmonizing the NPT and the Nuclear Ban Treaty’, in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The discussion covered a wide range […]

Global Security|Deterrence|NPT|Nuclear Arms Control|nuclear ban treaty|Nuclear Disarmament|Nuclear Weapons|APLN|ELN
Policy brief

Ban the Bomb? Or Bomb the Ban?

Continuing our series of guest commentaries on the ban treaty, Dr. Brad Roberts, Director of the Center for Global Security Research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, argues that the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is essentially a protest vote which may end up harming much more than it helps.

22 March 2018 | Brad Roberts
Global Security|Arms Control|Deterrence|Nuclear Arms Control|nuclear ban treaty|Nuclear Disarmament|Nuclear Weapons
Commentary

The 2018 US Nuclear Posture Review: a headache for Europe

Łukasz Kulesa, Research Director for the ELN, argues that while some in Europe will welcome the new NPR, its findings and recommendations are likely to cause friction in US-Europe relations.

6 February 2018 | Lukasz Kulesa
Euro-Atlantic Security|Global Security|Europe|Nuclear Arms Control|Nuclear Disarmament|Nuclear Weapons|United States
Report

Breakthrough or Breakpoint? Global Perspectives on the Nuclear Ban Treaty

On Sunday 10 December the Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) for their work on the negotiation of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). To examine the implications of this treaty for the global nuclear order, the ELN has commissioned a collection of essays, bringing together contributions from a distinguished group of nuclear policy and arms control experts.

8 December 2017 | Shatabhisha Shetty and Denitsa Raynova
Global Security|Deterrence|NATO|NPT|nuclear ban treaty|Nuclear Disarmament|Nuclear Security|Nuclear Weapons
Policy brief

A Balancing Act: NATO States and the Nuclear Ban Treaty

Emil Dall, a Research Fellow at RUSI, examines the implications of adopting the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons for NATO’s nuclear sharing policies and its commitment to disarmament.

31 July 2017 | Emil Dall
Global Security|NATO|Nuclear Arms Control|Nuclear Disarmament
Commentary

The Nuclear Ban treaty: a Qualified success

Italy's former Ambassador for Disarmament and Non Proliferation analyses the July 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

11 July 2017 | Carlo Trezza
Global Security|Arms Control|Nuclear Arms Control|Nuclear Disarmament|United Nations