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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, (...)

Published 29 November 2016 [ lire la suite ]

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 (...)

Published 12 November 2016 [ lire la suite ]

UN votes to outlaw nuclear weapons in 2017

New York, October 27, 2016
The United Nations today adopted a landmark resolution to launch negotiations in 2017 on a treaty outlawing nuclear weapons. This historic decision heralds an end to two decades of paralysis in multilateral nuclear disarmament efforts.
At a meeting of the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, which deals with disarmament and international security matters, 123 nations voted in favour of the resolution, with 38 against and 16 abstaining.
The resolution (...)

Published 28 October 2016 [ lire la suite ]

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