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RAMESH THAKUR. The UN draft treaty to ban the bomb is an important milestone on the road to nuclear abolition

The recently published draft text of a convention to ban the bomb provides a good basis to complete negotiations of a treaty to prohibit the acquisition, development, production, manufacture, possession, transfer, testing, extra-territorial stationing and use of nuclear weapons as … Continue reading

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RAMESH THAKUR. Nuclear powers and umbrella states must engage with, not obstruct, the international community.

It is time for the so-called realists to get real about the existential dangers of a world brimming with nuclear weapons. 

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Richard Butler. US: What Leadership?

There is continuous debate, within the US, about President Obama’s handling of international affairs. To some, he has responded to their wish to see the US less entangled, everywhere; to others, he’s a feckless weakling and should be impeached. The … Continue reading

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