Nuclear Abolition News and Analysis

U.S. Going Soft on Israeli, Indian & Pak Nukes?

President Barack Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani of Pakistan at Blair House in Washington, Apr. 11., Credit:White House Photo/Pete SouzaNuclear Abolition News | IPS
By Thalif Deen

UNITED NATIONS (IPS) - When a much-ballyhooed two-day nuclear security summit ended in Washington early this week, there were several lingering questions that remained unanswered - even by the host of the high-powered 47-nation gathering, U.S President Barack Obama. [P] | ARABIC | DUTCH | JAPANESE PDF TEXT VERSION | PORTUGUESE | SPANISH

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Security Challenges Ahead after the Nuke Summit

Challenges Ahead for Security after the Nuke Summit

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By Ernest Corea
IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis

WASHINGTON DC (IDN) - The Nuclear Security Summit convened by President Barack Obama attracted 47 high-level participants – over 30 of them heads of state or government – who collectively agreed on several small but important steps on the path towards global safety from a “rogue” nuclear attack. This could be mounted by “non-state” sources or by a state that does not observe the rules. |P | JAPANESE PDF - TEXT VERSION ]

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Redefine Japan-U.S. Alliance for Denuclearization

Redefine Japan-U.S. Alliance for Global Denuclearization

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By Masayoshi Hamada*
IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis

TOKYO (IDN) – Japan is serving in the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council in April, ahead of the Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons scheduled for May 2010.

Amidst growing momentum toward a world free of nuclear weapons I believe Japan has the moral responsibility to spread word about the harrowing effect of nuclear weapons as the only sufferer of nuclear attacks, and exercise leadership in finding a fundamental solution to the issue of North Korea's nuclear weapons programme, which has undermined the global trend toward nuclear disarmament.

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Nukes Lobbying Brings Obama's Foreign Policy into Focus

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Analysis by Eli Clifton


WASHINGTON (IPS) - The past two weeks have been marked by major foreign policy accomplishments for U.S. President Barack Obama, including the Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), the signing of a new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, and what appear to be improvements in the increasingly tense Washington-Beijing relationship.

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Israel Trapped in Nuclear Isolation

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By Jerrold Kessel and Pierre Klochendler

JERUSALEM (IPS) - As the world grapples with controlling the spread of nuclear weapons, it's a time of complex choices in a Middle East edging between possible confrontation with Iran and possible movement towards Israeli-Palestinian peace.

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UN Chief Doubts Mideast Nuke-Free Zone

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By Thalif Deen


UNITED NATIONS (IPS) - Against the backdrop of a major summit meeting of world leaders on nuclear non-proliferation hosted by the United States, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed strong doubts about the longstanding proposal to create a nuclear-free zone in the militarily-volatile Middle East. [ARABIC]
 

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Toward a Modern Nuclear Security Enterprise

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By Ramesh Jaura
IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis

BERLIN (IDN) – Transformation of the U.S. atomic weapons complex into “a modern, sustainable 21st century nuclear security enterprise” forms the nucleus of President Barack Obama’s agenda manifested in the new START Treaty, he and Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev signed in Prague on April 8. [P | ARABIC | JAPANESE PDF - TEXT VERSION ]

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Hollywood Documentary Calls for Zero Nuclear Weapons

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By Pratap Chatterjee

WASHINGTON (IPS) - Hollywood and Silicon Valley leaders have teamed up with Middle Eastern royalty and high-level U.S. diplomats to send a message to heads of state who are gathering here in Washington next week: the world needs to reduce its nuclear arsenal to zero as soon as possible. [P| ARABIC PDF | DUTCH | JAPANESE PDF TEXT VERSION | SPANISH]

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Mixed Reviews for Obama's Nuclear Strategy

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By Eli Clifton and Jim Lobe*

WASHINGTON (IPS) - U.S. President Barack Obama Tuesday unveiled a new Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) that will significantly limit the circumstances under which Washington would use nuclear weapons as part of a strategy to bolster the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and other efforts to halt and reverse the spread of nuclear arms.

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Those Who Want Nuclear Wars, Raise Their Hand

PHOTO: The Enola Gay and its crew, who dropped the ‘Little Boy’ atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Credit: Wikipedia CommonsNuclear Abolition News | IDN

By Fareed Mahdy
IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis

ISTANBUL (IDN) – Now that nuclear arsenals reduction is much in the news, the U.S. and Russia have agreed to downsize their stockpiles by 30 percent and all 22 Arab countries called for a nuke-free world, it's time to ask how many countries have decided to eliminate the threat of a devastating nuclear war and consequently managed to liberate themselves from the most atrocious weapons of mass destruction.

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Dramatic Arab Appeal for a Nuclear-Free World

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By Fareed Mahdy
IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis

ISTANBUL (IDN) - Call it perfect timing or a sheer historical coincidence; be it because they feel caught between the Israeli nuclear hammer and the Iranian might-be atomic anvil or just because they truly want it, the fact is that the leaders of 22 Arab countries have launched an unprecedented massive and pressing call to free the world from nuclear weapons. [P | ARABIC | JAPANESE PDF - TEXT VERSION ]

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