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March 20, 2014

Iran MP urges global nuclear disarmament

Press TV
An Iranian lawmaker has warned of the threat of nuclear weapons, urging nuke-armed countries to fulfill their global obligations to eliminate their arsenals. Hossein Sobhani-Nia, a member of Iran's Majlis Presiding Board, made the remarks during his speech at the Standing Committee on Peace and International Security of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), which focuses on the contribution of parliaments towards a nuclear-weapon-free world.

March 19, 2014

Better Uses For 100bn Pounds

Morning Star
It's probably too much to hope that Chancellor George Osborne will have read the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament's People Not Trident report before putting together his Budget.

March 18, 2014

UNODA Meets Youth Representatives of Soka Gakkai

On March 18, Staff of the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) met with youth representatives of Soka Gakkai Japan and of SGI-USA working in the field of nuclear disarmament. Ten youth representatives from Japan and seven from the United States visited the UNODA for the first time to engage in a dialogue about nuclear disarmament.

March 15, 2014

hree Conferences To Focus On Nuke-Free World

Jamshed Baruah
As tension mounts in relations between the U.S. and Russia on Ukraine amid apprehensions of a nuclear fallout, three international conferences scheduled for April 2014 have acquired added significance in promoting efforts towards nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament.

March 13, 2014

Britain says Scottish independence vote not forcing nuclear base rethink

Britain is making no contingency plans for moving its nuclear forces out of Scotland because the government does not expect Scots to vote for independence on Sept. 18, Defence Minister Philip Hammond said on Thursday.

March 12, 2014

Nuclear Weapons Threaten to Bust the Defense Budget

Ploughshares Fund
Lauren Mladenka
Over the past two weeks, experts have published over two dozen articles criticizing the nuclear spending plans in President Obama's defense budget for Fiscal Year 2015, a notable increase in the level of discussion on this topic. Below, we provide, by date of publication, some of the best stories on the nuclear budget and why experts believe these plans do not match our real defense needs.

March 12, 2014

NATO Poised to Ramp Up Nuclear-Arms Security Spending

Global Security Newswire
Diane Barnes
An issue expert says NATO is preparing a major increase in spending to protect U.S. nuclear arms fielded in allied European states.

March 12, 2014

Our nuclear insecurity

Harvard Gazette
Christina Pazzanese
A s the intense conflict between Russia and Ukraine continues, and talk of a return to Cold War-style politics heats up, top world leaders, including President Vladimir Putin and President Obama, are slated to meet later this month to discuss how best to contain what all agree is a significant and growing international threat: nuclear terrorism.

March 12, 2014

Don’t Worry, Ukraine Won’t Go Nuclear

Michael Crowley
Ukraine once had a massive nuclear arsenal. But despite calls in Kiev to develop a nuclear deterrent against Vladimir Putin's Russia, the idea is far-fetched. Building a bomb would be incredibly difficult and contradicts the country's long nonproliferation record.

March 12, 2014

U.N. sanctions effective in blocking N. Korea's funding: FM

Yonhap News Agency
A flurry of United Nations sanctions against North Korea have been relatively successful in restricting the country's ability to raise funds, South Korea's Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se said Wednesday.

March 12, 2014

Responding to Russia's Nuclear Inspections Ban

The Diplomat
Zachary Keck
Over the weekend Russia threatened to halt U.S. nuclear inspections over America’s decision to stop military cooperation with Moscow because of its invasion of Crimea.

March 12, 2014

Amos Gilad: When Iran goes nuclear, the region will go nuclear

The Jerusalem Post
Yaakov Lappin
As soon as Iran gets a nuclear bomb, Egypt will develop its own nuclear weapon, and Saudi Arabia will purchase one from Pakistan, Maj.-Gen. (res.) Amos Gilad, director of political-military affairs at the Defense Ministry, warns.

March 12, 2014

Antonyuk: US not to cut cooperation with Russia on disarmament, non-proliferation

The United States is not ready to cut cooperation with Russia on important and strategic issues concerning disarmament and non-proliferation and the situation in Ukraine does not affect this, deputy director of the Russian Foreign Ministry's department on security and disarmament, Vladislav Antonyuk, said at a meeting of the State Duma committee on security and fighting corruption on Wednesday.

March 11, 2014

Updating the Nuclear Option

US News
Louis René Beres
Whether we like it or not, the United States faces the expanding prospect of a new Cold War. To be sure, the Soviet Union no longer exists, but the successor superpower regime in Moscow is not making things any easier for us. Even during the current crisis in the Ukraine, for example, Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted upon going ahead with test-firing a Topol-M intercontinental ballistic missile (referred to by NATO as the SS-25 Sickle).

March 11, 2014

Pakistan, a committed nuclear non-proliferation state: Nawaz
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Tuesday said Pakistan is a committed nuclear non-proliferation state and all its nuclear power plants as well as research reactors are under International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards, fulfilling all global obligations adequately.

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