Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime Has Triple Standards

The abolition of nuclear weapons — and a halt to the spread of the deadly armaments — will be a major talking point at the month-long Review Conference on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), scheduled to take place at the United Nations beginning next week. The conference, held every five years, comes at a time … Continue reading “Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime Has Triple Standards”

All Options, Still, on the Table

During the press conference at the Pentagon on Tuesday, April 6th, announcing the Obama Administration’s new "Nuclear Posture Review" (NPR), Secretary of Defense Robert Gates momentarily brandished America’s sharp nuclear teeth. In doing so, he caused the United States to violate the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT). Live on C-SPAN. Three separate times.  Although Gates said … Continue reading “All Options, Still, on the Table”

Odds Against Nuclear Disarmament

At the G8 summit in L’Aquila, Italy, earlier this month, President Obama stated that the leaders of the G8 nations embraced the strategy he outlined in Prague in April to strengthen the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT). But the NPT itself is problematic. As such, it may no longer be a useful instrument for encouraging nonproliferation. … Continue reading “Odds Against Nuclear Disarmament”