nuclear weapons


ICAN at the UNGA

On Thursday the 27th of October, United Nations adopted a landmark resolution to launch negotiations in 2017 on a treaty outlawing nuclear weapons.

By Daniel Högsta

Germany: In defense of nuclear weapons?

Negotiations on a treaty declaring nuclear weapons illegal are planned for 2017. So far, Germany and others have tried to block this process, even while officially supporting a nuclear-weapon-free world. These contradictions will soon end, however: states will have to pick sides.

By Leo Hoffmann-Axthelm

Negotiating Iranian Politics: Rouhani’s Reform Agenda

After the United States and the European Union have lifted economic sanctions on Iran, the country can expect major economic rewards and greater interaction with the international community. This is a success for Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, under whose leadership Iran complied with its obligations under the international agreement to restrict its nuclear program.

By Rouzbeh Parsi

Indonesia and the humanitarian initiative

Unfortunately, no significant progress has been made with regards to Indonesian endorsement to the Austrian Pledge by the time the 2015 NPT Review Conference takes place. The attitude of the government remains a serious challenge for the civil society.

By Muhadi Sugiono

Dossier: The Future of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime

The risk of nuclear anarchy is no longer a distant horror scenario; it has entered the realms of possibility. Heinrich Böll Foundation held its tenth Annual Foreign Policy Conference on September 10 and 11 2009 and discussed the dangers posed by nuclear weapons in the 21st century’s multilateral world order.