"The momentum toward a world free of nuclear weapons has reversed"

The Hon. Gareth Evans, A.C., Q.C.

By The Hon. Gareth Evans, A.C., Q.C.
Published by The Daily Star Lebanon
April 14, 2015

Excerpt: The shocking thing about nuclear weapons is that they seem to have lost their power to shock. While the nuclear deal that was just reached with Iran in Lausanne might suggest otherwise and is very good news, that effort should not obscure the bad news elsewhere. The momentum toward a nuclear-weapon-free world driven by U.S. President Barack Obama’s landmark 2009 speech in Prague, having faltered for the last few years, has now gone into sharp reverse.

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The Hon. Gareth Evans, A.C., Q.C.,Chair of the International Advisory Board of the Centre for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (CNND) and Chancellor of the Australian National University, is one of The Simons Foundation's Peace Leaders.