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Global Outlook: Cooperative Security, Arms Control and Disarmament

The Nuclear Taboo is Key to Preventing Collapse of the Nuclear Order

By Rakesh Sood  |  06 July, 2022

The nuclear scenario today appears confusing. On one hand, the nuclear taboo has held, the NPT is a near universal treaty, and nuclear weapon stockpiles are a fourth of what they were at the height of the Cold War, and yet, on the other hand, there is a perception that nuclear risks are higher than before.

Cynicism Rears its Head in the War in Ukraine

By Chung-in Moon  |  05 July, 2022

In the space of just over four months, the Ukraine war has turned into an exhausting global conflict that has already left the West feeling increasingly fatigued.

War and Nuclear Weapons: Putting the Cart Before the Horse

By Joelien Pretorius  |  04 July, 2022

A ban is not an exercise in abstract morality, but involves questions of power, most importantly how people can amass discursive power to change the rules and operation of the international system to the extent that wars of aggression became “presumed against”.

Whither Nuclear Arms Control and Disarmament After Ukraine? A Japanese Perspective

By Nobuyasu Abe  |  30 June, 2022

This is the text of a presentation made by Ambassador Nobuyasu Abe at a workshop hosted by Toda Peace Institute and Vienna Centre for Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, at VCDNP on Friday 24 June 2022.

The Journey from Nuclear Non-Proliferation to Prohibition and Disarmament: Roadmaps, Roadblocks and Speedbumps

By Ramesh Thakur  |  28 June, 2022

This is the text of the address delivered by Ramesh Thakur at the launch of The Nuclear Ban Treaty: A Transformational Reframing of the Global Nuclear Order (Routledge, 2022) at the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation on Friday, 24 June 2022.

Interview with Ramesh Thakur on TPNW

By Shuichi Minami  |  20 June, 2022

On the eve of the First Meeting of States Parties of the TPNW, Seikyo Shimbun ran this interview with Toda Senior Research Fellow, Dr. Ramesh Thakur.

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