Nuclear Disarmament Highlights

Please see the link below to visit Bulletin for the Atomic Scientists for this article by Amb. Alexander Kmentt, Director of the Disarmament, Arms Control and Nonproliferation Department at the Austrian Foreign Ministry and President of the First Meeting of States Parties of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) in June 2022. As a recipient of The Simons Foundation Award for Distinguished Global Leadership in the Service of Peace and Disarmament, he is also one of The Simons Foundation Canada's Peace Shapers.
This paper by Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy, sponsored by The Simons Foundation Canada, explores the increasing challenges posed by climate change and nuclear weapons. "Nuclear weapon possessors are modernizing their arsenals and in some cases increasing them. US-Russian nuclear arms control negotiations have stalled, and multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations are non-existent. The Russian invasion of Ukraine and the strong international reaction against it has severely disrupted already tenuous cooperation among major powers on matters of peace and disarmament. And, of course, climate change has grown impossible to ignore. A recent IPCC report cites an all-but-unavoidable increase in global temperatures, sparking worldwide climate disasters we are already seeing: raging fires, harsher hurricanes, flash flooding, and more."
See the link below to visit The Hill Times (subscription required) for this tribute to Cesar Jaramillo, Executive Director of Project Ploughshares, by The Hon. Douglas Roche, a Peace Leader at The Simons Foundation Canada.
"In a nuclear war, tens to hundreds of millions of people would die instantly from detonations alone. As horrific as that is, the first injuries and deaths would only be the beginnings of a catastrophe that would eventually envelope the entire world."  Visit the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists for more on the effects of one explosion, a nuclear war, and the long-term impacts that will leave most of humanity with nowhere to hide.
Please visit The Hill Times at the link below for this commentary by The Hon. Douglas Roche, a Peace Leader at The Simons Foundation Canada.
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Visit The Hill Times at the link below for this commentary by The Hon. Douglas Roche, a Peace Leader at The Simons Foundation Canada.
Visit IDN-InDepthNews and Down To Earth at the links below for recent commentary by Professor M.V. Ramana, Ph.D., the Simons Chair in Disarmament, Global and Human Security and Professor at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, The University of British Columbia.
Please visit The Hill Times at the link below for this commentary by The Hon. Douglas Roche, a Peace Leader at The Simons Foundation Canada.

See The Simons Foundation Canada's page on Canadian Defence Policy for briefing papers by Ernie Regehr, O.C., Senior Fellow in Arctic Security and Defence at The Simons Foundation Canada.