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In the past few months, a spate of nuclear arms control related legislation has been submitted to the U.S. Congress. Although many of the proposed bills are in response to the protracted debate on New START, and Senator Kyl’s inability to prevent its ratification, others are aimed at promoting nuclear nonproliferation and strengthening the international [...]
Of all states, North Korea as it presently exists and is governed is probably seen by many other states as the most potentially problematic with respect to its ongoing compliance with a nuclear weapons ban. This, of course, is assuming North Korea joined a nuclear ban treaty [convention] along with all other states—and incentives for [...]
For abolishing nuclear weapons, a major obstacle is presumed to be Israel. If it is posited (as I submit it should be) that a nuclear ban treaty [convention] would require accession by all states before entry into force, then let it be further assumed that all states have joined a nuclear ban—except Israel. Even as [...]
On February 9, 2011, Dr. Avner Cohen presented a lecture on his new book, The Worst Kept Secret: Israel’s Bargain with the Bomb. This was a look into the taboo topic of Israel’s nuclear program presented to a group of Georgia Tech students, faculty, staff, and guests from off campus as a collaboration of the [...]
Last year was an eventful year in the world of nuclear arms control, producing several important achievements. In the waning days of 2010, the U.S. Senate finally ratified the new Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (START), a bilateral nuclear arms reduction treaty between the U.S. and Russia, signed by Presidents Obama and Medvedev in April. This [...]