Disarmament Diplomacy Issue No 85, Summer 2007
- Scotland votes to become Nuclear Free
Editorial by Rebecca Johnson
- Back from the Brink?
The 2007 NPT PrepCom Report
by Rebecca Johnson
A detailed analysis of the conduct, dynamics, and substantive debates at the 2007 NPT PrepCom.
See also: Chair's Summary, reproduced in full
- Weapons of Terror: The Report of the WMD Commission
One Year On
by Hans Blix
The Chair of the International Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission reflects on the security environment and key recommendations one year after the Report was published.
- The WMD Commission One Year Later: Impact and
by John Burroughs
A critique of the WMDC Report from a US perspective, analysing what it got right and highlighting where it should have gone further.
See also: Recommendations of the WMD Commission.
- The Road from Oslo:
Emerging International Efforts on Cluster Munitions
by John Borrie
A detailed analysis of recent progress in raising awareness of the humanitarian impact of cluster munitions and getting multilateral negotiations underway on a prohibition treaty.
- Representation from the Trenches: Ongoing Monitoring
for Implementing the BWC
by Filippa Lentzos
Discusses the roles of statutory and voluntary/self-governance mechanisms for life science oversight and provides detailed examples of different oversight mechanisms and informal monitoring systems.
- 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: Calverts Press
Cover photo, © 2007 REJ. Trident nuclear weapons pass through the Rhu Narrows, Scotland.
In tribute to Clive Pearson, New Zealand's ambassador to the Conference on Disarmament (1997-2002) and prime mover in the New Agenda Coalition's achievement of the 13 Steps (and much more). Committed diplomat, excoriating wit, stylish bon viveur, but most importantly, wonderful friend. Deeply missed by all who knew him.
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