Nuclear Disarmament Highlights

See The Simons Foundation's page on The Canadian Defence Policy Review for briefing papers by Ernie Regehr, O.C., Senior Fellow in Defence Policy and Arctic Security at The Simons Foundation.
We are pleased to congratulate the Hon. Douglas Roche, O.C., a Peace Leader with The Simons Foundation, on his receipt of the Calgary Peace Prize offered by Mount Royal University's Faculty of Arts, Peace Studies Initiative.
Visit IDN-InDepthNews for this article 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 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 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 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.