The storming of the U.S. capitol building even as the final vote count put the Senate back into Democratic hands provides a stark example of the dangers and the promise of American democracy and its implications for global security going forward.
The upcoming NATO Summit is expected to establish an expert group to study the future of the Alliance, providing a golden opportunity for Canada to ensure nuclear arms control and reduced reliance on nuclear weapons are part of the group’s remit.
The U.S. Senate voted on Wednesday to accept the New START strategic nuclear disarmament treaty between Russia and the United States (Peter Baker, “Senate Passes Arms Control Treaty With Russia, 71-26,” New York Times, 22 December 2010). U.S. ratification of the treaty, signed by presidents Obama and Medvedev on April 8th, clears the path to […]
California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has called in his inimitable style for the quick ratification of the New START treaty to reduce U.S. and Russian nuclear weapons (Governor Delivers Remarks at USRBC Annual Meeting, 21 October 2010): Well, let me just tell you that the most excited I’m about is — and I’m asking Congress to […]
U.S. President Barack Obama’s recent nuclear reductions treaty with Russia is facing opposition from Republican Senators. The New START treaty, which replaces a Cold War era counterpart treaty, must receive the assent of the U.S. Senate (and, in Russia, the Russian Duma) before it can be ratified and enter into force. But Republicans in the […]
The United States and Russia signed the “New START” strategic nuclear arms reduction treaty today in Prague (Peter Baker, “Russia and U.S. Sign Nuclear Arms Reduction Pact,” New York Times, 8 April 2010). Text of treaty (17 pages) Treaty protocol (165 pages) Ceasefire.ca comments on the treaty (bottom line: a modest, but still important, step […]