Declaring the Arctic a zone free of nuclear weapons would be a stepping stone towards reaching Global Zero, argues Thomas Axworthy.
Yukon Member of Parliament Larry Bagnell has proposed a private member’s bill to make the Canadian Arctic a nuclear-weapon-free zone. Bill C-629, introduced on February 15th, would would make it a criminal offense to “possess, manufacture, test, store, transport or deploy a nuclear weapon in the Canadian Arctic.” The prohibition would not apply, however, to […]
Arctic and nuclear weapon states need to work together to rid the Arctic region of nuclear weapons, finds a new report by security analysts Michael Wallace and Steven Staples. Ridding the Arctic of Nuclear Weapons A Task Long Overdue was released today by the Rideau Institute and the Canadian Pugwash Group, the national affiliate of […]