Tag Archives: Nuclear disarmament

New START treaty signed

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 […]

U.S. Nuclear Posture Review released

The new U.S. Nuclear Posture Review was released on Tuesday. Full text of the report (72 pages) NPR summary factsheet (2 pages) Obama statement on NPR Other U.S. government background information Commentary Ceasefire.ca‘s report on NPR contents, 5 April 2010 Statement on Nuclear Posture Review, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, 6 April 2010 David […]

Stop-and-go on START treaty

U.S. and Russian efforts to finalize a new strategic nuclear arms control agreement to replace the 1991 START treaty, which expired in December 2009, continue to drag on (Peter Baker and Mark Landler, “Delay on Arms Pact Slows Rest of U.S.-Russia Ties,” New York Times, 9 March 2010; see also Peter Baker, “Obama and Medvedev […]

Support treaty banning nuclear weapons: Experts

Prime Minister Harper should actively support new calls for a global treaty to ban all nuclear weapons, experts said today. “The Canadian government needs to step up its efforts to stop the dangerous spread of nuclear weapons” said former Senator Douglas Roche following a two-day conference in Ottawa attended by academics, civil society leaders and […]

Tsutomu Yamaguchi dead at 93

Tsutomu Yamaguchi, the only official survivor of both the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, died Monday at the age of 93. Yamaguchi was in Hiroshima on business on August 6th, 1945 when the first atomic bomb was dropped. He returned to his home in Nagasaki the following day and was […]

Happy nuke year?

The world’s nuclear arsenal has declined significantly from its Cold War peak, but the number of nuclear weapons still in existence remains absurdly high, as a recent overview produced by the Federation of American Scientists and the Natural Resources Defense Council shows. Worldwide deployments of nuclear weapons, 2009, published in the November/December 2009 issue of […]