Round-the-clock surveillance of Iran’s uranium-enrichment sites continues, despite coronavirus

By Tariq Rauf While George Moore is well-intentioned in his recent Bulletin article on the challenges of continuing on-site International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards in Iran at a time when the coronavirus is spreading rapidly in that country (see “One potential victim of coronavirus? Nuclear inspections in Iran”), it is important not to exaggerate the situation… Read More Round-the-clock surveillance of Iran’s uranium-enrichment sites continues, despite coronavirus

Research Report: Trilateral Arms Control? Perspectives from Washington, Moscow, and Beijing

With the end of the INF Treaty in 2019, trilateral arms control – meaning arms control between the United States, Russia, and China – has gained center stage. Only shortly after the U.S. withdrawal, U.S. President Trump declared that he wants a new nuclear pact to be signed by both Russia and China. Other U.S.… Read More Research Report: Trilateral Arms Control? Perspectives from Washington, Moscow, and Beijing

Analysis: The NPT at 50 — Perish or Survive?

By Tariq Rauf This article is part of the continuing coverage by Atomic Reporters of the NPT Review and the treaty’s 50th anniversary. The article is available in full by the Arms Control Association. On March 5, the three depositaries of the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT)—Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States—will mark the 50th… Read More Analysis: The NPT at 50 — Perish or Survive?

Opinion: Postpone the NPT Review Conference to 2021 and Convene in Vienna

By Tariq Rauf Finally, some moves are afoot in New York to postpone the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) tenth quinquennial (five yearly) review conference presently scheduled to be held at the United Nations in New York from 27 April to 22 May. President-designate’s proposal The distinguished President-designate of the review conference, H.E. Ambassador Gustavo Zlauvinen… Read More Opinion: Postpone the NPT Review Conference to 2021 and Convene in Vienna