Disarmament Diplomacy Issue No 84, Spring 2007
- Signs of the Times: NPT not WMD
Editorial by Rebecca Johnson
- Looking Towards 2010: What does the
Nonproliferation Regime need?
by Rebecca Johnson
Consideration of the political, procedural and substantive challenges as NPT parties meet in Vienna for the first Preparatory Committee meeting of the 2010 review cycle.
- The 2006 BWC Review Conference
The President's Reflections
by Masood Khan
The President of the Sixth Biological and Toxin Weapons Review Conference reflects on the factors that contributed to a significant success, with lessons for future multilateral diplomacy.
- Rising Out of the Doldrums: Report on the
BWC Review Conference
by Richard Guthrie
From the author of daily reports during the BWC conference, a detailed assessment of the conduct and outcome, with annexes on the proposed (but unadopted) Action Plans and civil society contributions.
- A Counter-Bioterrorism Strategy for the new
by Barbara Hatch Rosenberg
Argues for new multilateral approaches for dealing with bioterrorism, including reorganisation and resourcing of the UN Secretary-General's investigational capability to strengthen BWC compliance.
- Strategies to Prevent Bioterrorism:
Biosecurity Policies in the US and Germany
by Jonathan B. Tucker
A detailed comparison of US and German approaches for addressing biosecurity in the age of international terrorism, drawing out the strengths and weaknesses.
- 2006 Review Conference on Small Arms and
Light Weapons: A Study in Frustration
by Natalie Goldring
Report on the July 2006 small arms conference, with analysis of the reasons for its failure and consideration of further multilateral initiatives to curb the arms trade.
- NATO, Riga and Beyond
by Martin Butcher
Analyses the challenges facing NATO at the Riga Summit and argues that the Alliance needs to develop a more appropriate - and non-nuclear - Strategic Concept if it is to have relevance in the transformed security environment.
- In the News
Executive Director and Editor: Rebecca Johnson
Deputy Director and Website Manager: Nicola Butler
Assistant editor: Henrietta Wilson
European and NATO Analyst: Martin Butcher
Cover Design: Calvert's Press
Cover photo © REJ 2006, Overlooking the Clyde Submarine Base and 'ship lift' at Faslane.
In tribute to Janet Bloomfield and Paul Leventhal - dear friends and indefatigable campaigners who will be sorely missed.
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