Nuclear journalism’s fault lines from Iraq to the NPR

Mutual threats of nuclear attack by Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump, Hawaiians fleeing the false alarm of an incoming missile, the U.S. and Russia unveiling controversial new nuclear policies and accusing each other of violating a crucial nuclear agreement in the midst of an icy winter for arms control. Not since the eve of the invasion of Iraq has media been paying this much attention to nuclear weapons.… Read More Nuclear journalism’s fault lines from Iraq to the NPR

The “bizarre” ban – a response to the draft Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Atomic Reporters’ Tariq Rauf provides some preliminary comments on the first draft of a Convention on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons that is under negotiation at the United Nations in New York — these negotiations will continue from 15 June–7 July 2017. (Tariq Rauf was Head, Verification and Security Policy Coordination at the International Atomic Energy Agency… Read More The “bizarre” ban – a response to the draft Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Peaceful Uses NPT PrepCom Day Seven

by Tariq Rauf VIENNA, 10 May 2017: Atomic bombs and associated nuclear materials pose the greatest risk to humanity, not civilian nuclear facilities, or nuclear activities under IAEA full-scope safeguards, Brazil has warned the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Preparatory Committee (PrepCom). Only a small amount of the most sensitive nuclear material – highly-enriched uranium and… Read More Peaceful Uses NPT PrepCom Day Seven