“Nuclear Weapons Treaties – Why they matter for security” Presentation by Rebecca Johnson

Dr Johnson’s January 2019 presentation to Shrivenham Defence Academy, UK, on the importance for our collective security of not undermining existing nuclear agreements, such as the 1987 INF Treaty, the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, the 1968 … Read More

As Trump and Kim shake hands, what does this mean for Koreans?

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by Dr Rebecca Johnson via OpenDemocracy   To implement the Singapore and Panmunjom commitments, what is needed is a collective plan to denuclearize security relations across North-East Asia.  Two vain men met in Singapore, posed for the cameras and signed … Read More

UN talks to ban nuclear weapons: what can they achieve?

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What should the nuclear ban treaty include – and what difference does it make, if nuclear-armed governments refuse to join the talks? by Rebecca Johnson via OpenDemocracy   Although most nuclear-armed governments have made a point of publicly endorsing the … Read More

Why the UK was wrong to back Trump’s envoy against UN nuclear disarmament talks

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Ignoring protests from the US, UK and some NATO countries, two-thirds of UN member states appear determined to conclude a nuclear ban treaty this year. by Rebecca Johnson via OpenDemocracy  Ground-breaking talks at the United Nations – negotiating a treaty … Read More

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