Toward A Nuclear Free World Newsletter - February 2023 in Retrospect

Toward A Nuclear Free World Newsletter - February 2023 in Retrospect


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TOWARD a Nuclear Free World Newsletter - February 2023 in Retrospect 


One Year On: Is Peace Still Possible in Ukraine?

Image credit: Pixabay

By Sergio Duarte

The writer is a former UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs and current President of Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs.

NEW YORK, 24 Feb 2023 (IDN) — The states that signed the Charter of the United Nations on June 26 1945, accepted the obligation to act in their relations with one another in accordance with the Principles set in its Article 2, which include refraining from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political Independence of any state and settling their international disputes by peaceful means in such a manner that international peace and security are not endangered.  [2023-02-24]

Towards Australia-Indonesia Partnership for Global Nuclear Disarmament?

Image source: Invest Islands

By Neena Bhandari

SYDNEY, 23 Feb 2023 (IDN) — Australia and Indonesia have committed to strengthening the global nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament regime and cooperating in building practical nuclear safeguard capabilities in the Asia-Pacific region, even as concerns remain over Australia's push to acquire the nuclear-powered submarines.

An enhanced trilateral security pact, AUKUS, between Australia, the UK and the US signed in September 2021 will enable Australia to become the first non-nuclear country to have nuclear-powered submarines. [2023-02-23-31] INDONESIAN | JAPANESE TEXT VERSION PDF

War in Ukraine and ICBMs: The Untold Story of How They Could Blow Up the World

Image: Nuclear missile SS-18 Satan fully designed and manufactured in Ukraine at Yuzhmash (cropped). C BY 2.5

By Norman Solomon*

SAN FRANCISCO, 22 Feb 2023 (IDN) — Ever since Russia invaded Ukraine a year ago, media coverage of the war hasn’t included even the slightest mention of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). Yet the war has boosted the chances that ICBMs will set off a global holocaust. [2023-02-22]

US Accuses China & Russia of Shielding North Korea & Endangering the World

Image: North Korea state TV airs footage of new ICBM launch on 24 March 2022.

By Thalif Deen

UNITED NATIONS, 21 Feb 2023 (IDN) — The United States implicitly accused Russia and China, two permanent members of the UN Security Council (UNSC), of protecting a belligerent Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) for its continued violations of UNSC resolutions while firing three ballistic missiles this month.  [2023-02-21]

Putin's Decision to "Suspend" New START Dangerous

Image: Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers his annual address to the Federal Assembly in Moscow, Russia, 21 February 2023. /CFP

By J C Suresh

TORONTO | WASHINGTON, 21 Feb 2023 (IDN) — The Arms Control Association, an independent, membership-based organization, has strongly criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to suspend implementation of the last remaining treaty limiting the world's two largest nuclear arsenals, the 2010 New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START).  [2023-02-21]

The NPT Review Cycle in Wartime

Image: President of the 10th RevCon Gustavo Zlauvinen opening the Conference in the UN General Assembly Hall on August 1, 2022. Credit: UN

Viewpoint by Sergio Duarte

The writer is Ambassador and former UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs. President of Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs.

“Recalling that States must refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any State and that the establishment and maintenance of international peace and security are to be promoted with the least diversion for armaments of the world’s human and economic resources..” (From the Preamble of the NPT) [2023-02-08-30] JAPANESE TEXT VERSION PDF | NORWEGIAN


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