On March 27, 2017, a majority of the world’s nations gathered at the United Nations headquarters in New York City and began historic negotiations on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons.
Talks resume on Thursday, June 15th, at the UN headquarters, and many observers expect a treaty to be adopted before the negotiations end on July 7th. The Bulletin has been posting excellent opinion and analysis on the ban and whether it will help or hurt the disarmament cause. Read on for what you need to know.
Ban Brief: Our new blog offers regular updates on the ban negotiations, background, and progress. It is written by Tim Wright, Asia-Pacific director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, and Ray Acheson, director of Reaching Critical Will. The Ban Brief returns in earnest on June 15, when ban negotiations resume.
Latest Ban Brief posts:
First draft of the world’s first nuclear weapons ban, by Tim Wright
A ban on nuclear weapons is within sight, by Tim Wright
Introduction to the ban, video with Tim Wright
What participants in a nuclear weapons ban treaty (do not) want, by Oliver Meier, Sira Cordes, Elisabeth Suh
A nuclear weapons ban should first do no harm to the NPT, by Adam Mount and Richard Nephew
Can a treaty banning nuclear weapons speed their abolition? Development and Disarmament Roundtable by Joelien Pretorius, Polina Sinovets, Mustafa Kibaroglu
Does the fight over a nuclear weapons ban threaten global stability? by Heather Williams
The May/June digital Journal features a special issue on nuclear modernization, with a mix of free-access and subscription-only articles
Nuclear Roundup, by Jodi Lieberman. Sign up for a daily compilation of quality nuclear policy news published on the Web, around the world.