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The Acronym Institute occasional blog offers coverage and commentary on developments in disarmament negotiations, multilateral arms control and international security. Acronym Institute staff blog from key (public) international conferences and events, such as NPT Review Conferences and relevant treaty negotiations.

The Acronym Institute occasional blog offers coverage and commentary on developments in disarmament negotiations, multilateral arms control and international security. Acronym Institute staff blog from key (public) international conferences and events, such as NPT Review Conferences and relevant treaty negotiations.

16 July 2013

The government's Trident Alternatives Review" (TAR), an edited version of which was made public Tuesday 16 July failed to resolve the fundamental differences between the Conservative and Lib Dem coalition partners over nuclear policy.  Undertaken in...

25 July 2012

Simple logic suggests that ammunition should be treated in the same manner as all other items covered by the prospective Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). Ammunition is not a separate case; it’s what makes these weapons deadly in the first place. Without ammunition, a weapon can be a club, but its...

24 July 2012

Early in my career, I had the good fortune to work with Frank Blackaby, a former director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. He rarely spoke much at the British American Security Information Council (BASIC) board meetings at which we interacted, but his interventions were...

2 July 2012

This piece was orginally published by the Inter Press Service news agency (IPS) alongside a news article it published on the first day of the ATT negotiations at the UN in New York, 2 July 2012...

Natalie Goldring, a senior fellow with the Security...