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Commentary

Nuclear challenges for the Biden administration

Addressing the threat posed by nuclear weapons needs to be a priority for the Biden administration. Edward Ifft looks at the nuclear issues facing the new administration and what actions need to be taken to address them.

11 January 2021 | Edward Ifft
Global Security|Nuclear Arms Control|Nuclear Disarmament|Nuclear Security|Nuclear Weapons|United States
Commentary

Nuclear diplomacy in the Biden administration

The Biden administration takes over a perilous global landscape when it comes to nuclear arms control and disarmament. Rebecca Davis Gibbons looks at what we can expect from Biden on nuclear issues and where the opportunities lie for progress.

6 January 2021 | Rebecca Davis Gibbons
Global Security|Nuclear Arms Control|Nuclear Disarmament|Nuclear Security|Nuclear Weapons|United States
Commentary

The nuclear ban treaty is coming into force. So what?

In January 2021 the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons will enter into force as part of international law. Michal Onderco argues that to effectively contribute to nuclear disarmament, the TPNW will need to find new strategies to build broader support.

27 November 2020 | Michal Onderco
Global Security|Nuclear Arms Control|nuclear ban treaty|Nuclear Disarmament|Nuclear Weapons
Commentary

Nuclear prohibition: Changing Europe’s calculations

In October, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) reached the 50 ratifications needed to become international law. Beatrice Fihn and Daniel Högsta look at how European governments can use the TPNW to advance nuclear disarmament.

25 November 2020 | Beatrice Fihn and Daniel Högsta
Global Security|Nuclear Arms Control|Nuclear Disarmament|Nuclear Weapons
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