Nuclear Disarmament Highlights

Visit Politico Magazine at the link below for this article by Bruce G. Blair, Co-Founder of Global Zero, Research Scholar with the Program on Science and Global Security at Princeton University, and one of The Simons Foundation's Peace Leaders.
See the link below for the full text of the letter sent to President-elect Trump by Dr. Tadatoshi Akiba, former Mayor of Hiroshima and a Peace Leader with The Simons Foundation.
Following President-elect Donald Trump’s comments on U.S. nuclear capabilities over the holidays, 2017 begins with worrisome questions about his intentions. Visit OpenCanada.org at the link below for commentary by Paul Meyer, Senior Fellow at The Simons Foundation.
Visit iHS Jane's Intelligence Review for Paul Meyer's assessment of what has been a difficult year for nuclear disarmament and thoughts on prospects for any progress in 2017.
Last week, the Canadian-led resolution on a "Treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons" (L65) was adopted by the First Committee of the United Nations General Assembly with wide support. Visit OpenCanada.org at the link below for Paul Meyer's commentary on how effective the "High Level Preparatory Group" it establishes will be in generating a draft treaty text.
Dr. Hans Blix says Japan should take the lead in efforts to eliminate nuclear weapons. Visit The Asahi Shimbun at the link below for their recent interview with Dr. Blix.
Visit The Hill Times for commentary by Paul Meyer on Canada's position related to the United Nations General Assembly First Committee resolution, "Taking Forward Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament Negotiations" (L41), adopted on October 27th, which authorizes negotiation of a nuclear weapons ban.
Visit IDN-InDepthNews for 2 recent articles by Jayantha Dhanapala, a Peace Shaper with The Simons Foundation as a recipient of The Simons Foundation Award for Distinguished Global Leadership in the Service of Peace and Disarmament.
Visit SIPRI to download this publication co-edited by Tariq Rauf and Jayantha Dhanapala, who is one of The Simons Foundation's Peace Shapers as a recipient of The Simons Foundation Award for Distinguished Global Leadership in the Service of Peace and Disarmament.
Visit The New York Times at the link below for this opinion editorial by Bruce G. Blair, one of The Simons Foundation's Peace Leaders.