Dr Peter Hooton is a former DFAT Assistant Secretary for Arms Control and Counter-Proliferation and contributor to the first edition of Nuclear Weapons: The State of Play (Canberra: ANU 2013). He now works at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture on Charles Sturt University’s Canberra campus.
Nuclear disarmament is not going to happen: the case for signing the Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty
The 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons enters into force today. Australia’s failure to sign the treaty is at odds not only with its international humanitarian obligations but also with its most basic strategic interests. Continue reading »