New edition of the magazine CTBTO Spectrum

Ahead of the 10th Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT RevCon), a special new issue of the magazine CTBTO Spectrum is now published. Spotlighting the essential place of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) within the nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament framework in the run-up to the NPT RevCon, it features analytical articles based on interviews with a broad range of experts – many of them members of the CTBTO’s Group of Eminent Persons (GEM). Deep Cuts Commissioner Angela Kane as a member of the GEM also contributed to this volume here

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty

The pivotal 10th Review Conference for the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) has been rescheduled and will likely begin in January 2021. By that time, enough states may have ratified the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) to trigger its entry into force. Currently, only six more states must ratify to do so. Deep Cuts Commissioner Daryl Kimball, among others, will analyze the relationship between the TPNW and the NPT in a webinar sponsored by the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and the Arms Control Association. The webinar will take place on August 27, register here

A Major Nuclear Arms Treaty Expires Next Year. What Happens Next?

In 2011, U.S. and Russian leaders signed an updated strategic arms reduction treaty (New START). Unless New START is renewed before February, the two largest nuclear arsenals will be unconstrained for the first time since the height of the Cold War. The impending deadline is a reminder that the possibility of nuclear warfare did not end with the Cold War, nor is North Korea the sole threat. In this podacast, Deep Cuts Commissioner Alexandra Bell is talking about the risks, benefits and costs of maintaining strategic nuclear weaponry here

50 Years of the Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons

The stakes are high for the 190 member states of the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT) at a time of renewed non-proliferation challenges, bleak disarmament prospects, renewed great power competition in a world reeling from a pandemic on top of economic, environmental, and political challenges. Will the NPT community engage in a constructive review and recommitment to this crucial treaty at its Tenth Review Conference? Read the latest article by Deep Cuts Commissioner Laura Kennedy here

Interview on 75th Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bombings

Deep Cuts Commissioner Daryl G. Kimball, executive director of the Arms Control Association, speaks with Euronews on the significance of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 75 years ago. Watch the full interview here

We bombed Hiroshima, Nagasaki 75 years ago. Today, nuclear war still menaces.

The 75th anniversary of the first and only wartime use of nuclear weapons - by the United States against Japan in World War II - is an appropriate time to reflect on the lives lost or forever changed, and the incredible physical, environmental and economic destruction. It reminds us never to lose sight of the staggering human consequences of using nuclear weapons. Today, there are still an estimated 13,410 nuclear warheads on the planet, and the risks of nuclear use around the globe are evolving and escalating. Read the full article by Deep Cuts Commisioner Lynn Rusten here

Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the New Nuclear Danger

Seventy-five years ago, on August 6, the United States executed a surprise atomic bomb attack on the city of Hiroshima. Three days later, as Japan’s leaders debated surrender and the Soviets entered the war against Japan, a second atomic bomb devastated Nagasaki. We all still live under the dark shadow cast by those nuclear attacks until today. The decision to drop the bomb, and the Soviets’ pursuit of their own, triggered the dangerous and costly nuclear arms race that topped out at over 70,000 nuclear weapons and brought the world close to nuclear catastrophe on several occasions. Deep Cuts Commissioner Daryl Kimball published concrete recommendations on how to successfully reduced the danger of nuclear war here

Nukleare Abrüstung: Interviews mit Angela Kane

In German only

75 Jahre nach den Atombombenabwürfen auf Hiroshima und Nagasaki sind die Bemühungen um nukleare Abrüstung fast zum Erliegen gekommen. Deep Cuts Commissioner Angela Kane, ehemalige UNO Untergeneralsekretärin und Hohe Beauftragte für Abrüstung, erklärt in einem Interview mit der Tagesschau, was sich ändern muss - und warum sie den Atomwaffenverbotsvertrag nicht für nutzlos hält. Das vollständige Interview ist online hier

Angela Kane kam ebenfalls zu einem kurzen Gespräch mit Claudia Crawford, Leiterin des Multilateraleren Dialogs der Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, zusammen. Das vollständige Video ist online verfügbar hier