Nuclear Abolition News and Analysis

Nuclear Power ‘Yes’ – Nuclear Proliferation ‘No’

IAEA Durector General Yukiya Amano, Credit: P. Pavlicek/IAEANuclear Abolition News | IDN

By Clive Banerjee
IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis


VIENNA (IDN) - Nuclear power is a dirty word for those who champion the cause of clean energy. It needs some guts, therefore, to take up the cudgels on behalf of the atom as an important source of non-fossil energy. [JAPANESE]

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DPRK and U.S. Recommit to 2005 Joint Statement

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By Eli Clifton

WASHINGTON (IPS) - United States Envoy to North Korea Stephen Bosworth announced Thursday that his three-day visit to Pyongyang has produced no commitment from the North Koreans to return to multilateral talks aimed at ending Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme. However, both sides recommitted to a 2005 joint statement in which the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK) committed to dismantle its nuclear programme in exchange for economic aid and other incentives. [JAPANESE]

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‘Nuclear Energy Is Not a Solution to Climate Change’

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Neena Bhandari interviews DR SUE WAREHAM, proponent of a nuclear-free world

MELBOURNE (IPS) - As the threat of nuclear weapons looms large over the very existence of life on earth, Dr Sue Wareham, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear weapons’ (ICAN) Australian board member, is calling for a speedy abolition of these weapons and the rejection of nuclear power as a solution to climate change. [ARABIC | ITALIAN | JAPANESE | SWAHILI | TURKISH]

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Inter-religious Forum Calls for Nuclear Abolition

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By Neena Bhandari

MELBOURNE (IPS) - For the global religious community, the use of nuclear arms is an overwhelmingly important ethical issue for the human family. Thus, nothing less than the immediate abolition of such weapons is needed from the highest levels, said speakers at the Parliament of the World’s Religions currently underway in this Australian city. [GERMAN | JAPANESE]

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U.S.-JAPAN ACCORD: Seeking a Nuke Free World

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By Ernest Corea

IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis

WASHINGTON DC (IDN) - Japan, the only country to be the target of atom bombs, and the U.S., the only country to drop them, firmly committed themselves to working towards a nuclear weapons free world, when President Barack Obama visited Japan during his first presidential tour of Asia. JAPANESE

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On Nuke Disarmament, It's Still "You First"

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Analysis by Haider Rizvi


UNITED NATIONS (IPS) - Is the ongoing controversy over Iran's nuclear programme helping to advance the United Nations' agenda on nuclear disarmament? To a number of diplomats and experts who have participated in past U.N. discussions on the spread of nuclear weapons, the answer is, yes – although not necessarily for the expected reasons. JAPANESE

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DISARMAMENT: Toward A Nuke-Free Germany?

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By Ramesh Jaura
IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis

BERLIN (IDN) - The new conservative-liberal coalition government wants the United States to withdraw all nuclear weapons still deployed in Germany despite the fall of the Berlin Wall, end of the cold war and re-unification twenty years ago. JAPANESE

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DISARMAMENT: Closer To Making Utopia Feasible?

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By Taro Ichikawa

IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis

HIROSHIMA (IDN) – “What we see here is tragic, but even more tragic is all that was lost without a trace,” said Yoriko Kawaguchi as tears welled up in her eyes. She had just completed a tour of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. JAPANESE

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Clinton Calls for Strengthened IAEA Powers

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By Jim Lobe*

WASHINGTON (IPS) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Wednesday called for strengthening the authority of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to inspect suspected nuclear-related facilities and ruled out lifting sanctions against North Korea until it took "verifiable and irreversible" steps toward denuclearisation.

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MIDDLE EAST: Are France, U.S. Pushing Arabs Into Nuclear Race?

UAE president Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan, Credit: Wikimedia CommonsNuclear Abolition News | IDN
By Fareed Mahdy*
IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis

ISTANBUL (IDN) - The oil-rich United Arab Emirates’ decision to build nuclear reactors on its soil has unleashed a frenetic, politically backed competition between giant corporations from France, U.S., Japan and South Korea, to win the $40 billion bid for this project, which may lead to a nuclear race involving other Gulf Arab states. JAPANESE

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DISARMAMENT: Less Than 1000 Nukes By 2025?

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By Taro Ichikawa
IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis

HIROSHIMA (IDN) -- Is the International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (ICNND) drifting away from the goal of a nuclear weapons free world? Is a small group of Japanese government officials colluding with U.S. conservatives to torpedo reduction in American nuclear weapons?

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