Disarmament Diplomacy Issue No 83, Winter 2006
- The Realist Message: Abolish Nuclear Weapons
editorial by Rebecca Johnson
- The UK White Paper on Renewing Trident: the wrong decision at the wrong time
by Rebecca Johnson
Providing a critical assessment of the Trident renewal justifications by Tony Blair's government, Acronym Institute's director argues for Britain to play a more visionary and coherent role to prevent security threats that nuclear weapons will not prove capable of deterring.
- Tony Blair introduces White Paper, statement to Parliament December 4, 2006
- Faslane 365: Don't replace Trident, scrap it!
- Time for a Fissban - or Farewell?
by Jenni Rissanen
The IAEA's former representative in Geneva provides an in-depth analysis of past efforts and current prospects for negotiating a fissile material production ban in the Conference on Disarmament. Includes verbatim texts of the US no-verification mandate, draft and explanation tabled in May 2006.
- Cooperation and Cautious Optimism: Report on the 2006 UN First Committee
by Jennifer Nordstrom
A comprehensive report on the UN's annual disarmament and security deliberations, with a detailed summary of all resolutions and votes in the 61st First Committee and General Assembly.
- In the News
Executive Director and Editor: Rebecca Johnson
Deputy Director and Website Manager: Nicola Butler
Assistant editor: Henrietta Wilson
UN Consultant: Jennifer Nordstrom
Cover Design: Calvert's Press
Cover photo © REJ 2006, Trident in the Gare Loch, near Faslane.
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