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To Try With Nukes as With Mines

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Chryso D'Angelo interviews Nobel Peace Prize Laureate JODY WILLIAMS

UNITED NATIONS (IPS) - Since the expiration of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) in December, U.S. and Russian negotiators have been busy hammering out a new pact that will reduce the number of nuclear warheads deployed in both countries by about one-quarter, according to Washington. ARABICJAPANESE

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Time For A Comprehensive Nuclear Weapons Convention

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By Dimity Hawkins *


MELBOURNE (IPS) ‐ History has never provided a better time to act on nuclear disarmament. The desire to free the world of the 23,300 nuclear weapons currently in global stockpiles has come vividly into the spotlight as both global leaders and civil society groups lead the charge toward abolition. ARABIC | FRENCH | GERMAN | JAPANESE 

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Japan Pushes for Progress in U.S. Nuclear Review

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By Jamshed Baruah*

BERLIN (IPS) - Japanese parliamentarians and activists pin high hopes on the hotly debated and much anticipated U.S. Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) to which the Barack Obama administration is reported to be giving finishing touches. ARABIC | DUTCH | FRENCH | ITALIAN | JAPANESEPORTUGUESE | SWAHILI | SWEDISH | TURKISH

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Japan Pledges Abstinence As U.S. Reviews Nuke Posture

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By Jaya Ramachandran
IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis

BERLIN (IDN) - As the only country having suffered nuclear bombings and intermittently rattled by atomic tremors from Pyongyang, Japan is not only anxiously looking forward to a new orientation of the role and mission of the U.S. nuclear forces in the next five to ten years, but also trying to influence Washington's decisions. JAPANESE

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U.S. Expected To Withdraw Nuclear Weapons from Europe

Hans M. Kristensen of Federation of American ScientistsNuclear Abolition News | IDN

By Ramesh Jaura
IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis

BERLIN (IDN) - The much awaited review of U.S. nuclear forces in Washington’s global strategy in the coming years is expected to reduce the role of atomic weapons in regional scenarios and retire the nuclear-armed Tomahawk sea-launched land-attack cruise missile, according to the Federation of American Scientists (FAS).

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People's Pressure Vital For A Nuclear-Weapons Free World

Dr. Tadatoshi Akiba, Mayor of the City of Hiroshima

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By Taro Ichikawa
IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis

TOKYO (IDN) – ‘Cities and citizens of the world, unite! Unite for a world without nuclear weapons!’ This is the clarion call Dr. Tadatoshi Akiba, Mayor of the City of Hiroshima, would like to hear resonate in the remotest corners of the globe. JAPANESE

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Indo-Pak Rivalry Jeopardises Disarmament Conference

Secretary-General of the Conference On Disarmament, Sergei Ordzhonikidze.

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By Ramesh Jaura
IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis

BERLIN (IDN) - Will the persistent distrust between Pakistan and India continue to litter the bumpy road to nuclear disarmament with shrapnel and spikes and bring to naught the multilateral conference in Geneva?

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Unified Approach Needed For Nuclear Disarmament

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By Jayantha Dhanapala *

KANDY, SRI LANKA, Jan (IPS) The only viable normative approach regarding nuclear weapons is their total and universal elimination under strict verification. This cannot be achieved by incremental steps but only by the negotiation of a Nuclear Weapons Convention as advocated by the UN Secretary-General. [ARABIC | FRENCH | ITALIAN | JAPANESE | TURKISH]

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Iran Uses Fear of Covert Nuclear Sites to Deter Attack

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Analysis by Gareth Porter*


WASHINGTON (IPS) - The New York Times reported Tuesday that Iran had "quietly hidden an increasingly large part of its atomic complex" in a vast network of tunnels and bunkers buried in mountainsides. [JAPANESE | TURKISH]

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From Simple Anti-War Agenda to Expansive Peace Initiatives

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Mutsuko Murakami interviews IKURO ANZAI, honorary director of the Kyoto Museum for World Peace

TOKYO (IPS) - Of approximately 170 peace museums that exist around the world, a third are found in Japan. [JAPANESE | SWAHILI | PORTUGUESE | TURKISH]

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Commission Spreads Tainted Joy

ICNND Photo: [Left to Right] Commission co-chair Gareth Evans, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd of Australia, Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama of Japan, Commission co-chair Ms Yoriko Kawaguchi at the launch of the report in Tokyo.Nuclear Abolition News | IDN

By Taro Ichikawa
IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis

TOKYO (IDN) - Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama and his Australian counterpart Kevin Rudd had reason to rejoice when they received and launched the report of the International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (ICNND), calling for a cut of more than 90 percent in the world’s nuclear arsenals by 2025. [JAPANESE]

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