Creating the conditions and environment to never disarm

Thoughts on the 74th anniversary of the Hiroshima Nagasaki attacks By Tariq Rauf Introduction August 6 and August 9 mark the 74th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. No sentient human being who has met or seen the hibakusha (survivors), or visited the hypocentres in the two cities, or seen the photographic… Read More Creating the conditions and environment to never disarm

Kazakhstan’s chairmanship of the nuclear suppliers group in 2019-2020

In June 2019, Kazakhstan takes over the Chairmanship of the 48-member Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) from the current chair Latvia. The 2019 session of the NSG Plenary will be held on June 20-21 in Nur-Sultan under the chairmanship of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The 48 “Participating Governments” (PGs) in the NSG are: Argentina, Australia, Austria,… Read More Kazakhstan’s chairmanship of the nuclear suppliers group in 2019-2020

Dreaming of butterflies and unicorns as the nuclear arms control architecture collapses (Pt3)

A Special Report by Tariq Rauf Tariq Rauf, Alternate Head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) NPT Delegation 2002-2010, explains in this personal, three-part account how the third and final session of the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) for the 2020 Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) unfolded in May,… Read More Dreaming of butterflies and unicorns as the nuclear arms control architecture collapses (Pt3)