Disarmament Diplomacy Issue No 79, April/May 2005

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Executive Director and Editor: Rebecca Johnson
Deputy Director and Website Manager: Nicola Butler
Cover Design: Paul Aston and Calvert's Press
Cover photo: Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) Aldermaston, England, March 27, 2005. © REJ

The Acronym Institute is immensely grateful to our readers and supporters for your continued interest in our work. We apologise for the hiatus in publishing Disarmament Diplomacy since issue 78. This was due to two unfortunate reasons: a decision by the main British funder not to provide further support for Acronym's unique style of multilateral work; and an annus horribilis for illness and injuries, including a bad fall resulting in a broken coccyx. We will continue to work on disarmament and the promotion of international security, including space security, with our best energy and resources, while also rethinking strategies in response to the changing political and financial environments. The reduced funding for Disarmament Diplomacy may affect our publication regularity unless and until sufficient sources of funding can be obtained. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Malcolm Savidge MP for his excellent contribution as Convener of the UK All Party Parliamentary Group for Global Security and Nonproliferation. Malcolm's hard work and commitment have made a real difference, and his absence from the new parliament will be keenly felt.

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