News tagged "nuclear abolition"

United Nations: New draft treaty to ban nuclear weapons released ahead of UN negotiations

A draft treaty to ban nuclear weapons is now ready for negotiations at the United Nations.  The draft “Convention on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons” would make it illegal to “develop, produce, manufacture or otherwise acquire”, to use nuclear weapons or to test them.  Negotiations begin at UN headquarters in New York on 15 June through 7 July 2017...

Time to get past the impasse: North Korea, the U.S. and nuclear abolition

This morning, a friend sent me a political cartoon showing North Korea's Kim Chong Un and US President Donald Trump climbing into a wrestling ring, each wearing costumes that read “The Madman”. That caricature of the conflict between the two nations aptly captures a major flaw in how most Westerners view North Korea, as a rogue nation led by a family whose sanity is doubtful...
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