Easter Gift Pope Francis calls for a world without nuclear weapons and supports their abolition
This year the Easter bells came from afar and early, in defiance of custom, reaching New York before the end of March. On 27-28 March, they dropped on the UN building, near the famous revolver with a twisted barrel, three beautiful gifts.
First of all was the opening of the Conference for banning nuclear weapons and preparing their elimination. Then a message from the Pope calling for God’s blessing on all the participants and the peoples they represent. A pity that France was absent. (...)
UN Security Council Seats Taken by Arms Exporters By Lyndal Rowlands
“Some of the major crises that the Security Council is now grappling with, particularly Yemen for example, have in large part been brought about the actions of its own members in selling arms to conflict parties” (Anna Macdonald).
The UN Security Council. Credit: UN Photo/Evan Schneider
UNITED NATIONS, Nov 28 2016 (IPS) - Nine of the world’s top ten arms exporters will sit on the UN Security Council between mid-2016 and mid-2018.
The nine include four rotating members — Spain, Ukraine, (...)
Will Trump Be Another Republication Nuclear Weapons Disarmer? By Hans M. Kristensen
Posted on Nov.09, 2016 in Arms Control
Republicans love nuclear weapons reductions, as long as they’re not proposed by a Democratic president.
That is the lesson from decades of US nuclear weapons and arms control management.
If that trend continues, then we can expect the new Donald Trump administration to reduce the US nuclear weapons arsenal more than the Obama administration did.
What? I know, it sounds strange but the record is very clear: During the post-Cold War era, Republication (...)