All Highlights

With so many bad things happening during 2016, The Simons Foundation is pleased to feature our Peace‎ Leader, the Hon. Douglas Roche, who provides some of the good news from this past year as well as hope for the future.
See The Simons Foundation's Disarming Arctic Security page for briefing papers on military policies and practices in the Arctic region by Ernie Regehr, Senior Fellow in Defence Policy and Arctic Security 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.
See The Simons Foundation's Disarming Arctic Security page for briefing papers on military policies and practices in the Arctic region by Ernie Regehr, Senior Fellow in Defence Policy and Arctic Security at The Simons Foundation.
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.
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED. Four awards of $5,000 are available through the 2016-2017 GRADUATE RESEARCH AWARDS for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation competition offered by The Simons Foundation and the International Security Research and Outreach Programme (ISROP) of Global Affairs Canada (GAC). Click here for more information and to apply by December 5, 2016.
See the following for the text of Paul Meyer's presentation at the Space Security Index side event, "Tracking Space Security: Are We Ready to Go Live?", held during the United Nations General Assembly First Committee in New York.
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.