Nuclear-armed States Panic as Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty becomes International Law

Vienna, 26 October by Tariq Rauf On 22 January 2021, the Treaty on the Prohibition on Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) becomes international law in accordance with international legal principles underpinned by the United Nations Charter and the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties.  Dreading this eventuality, the nuclear-armed states and the “captive nations” in alliances… Read More Nuclear-armed States Panic as Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty becomes International Law

International Day Against Nuclear Tests: 75 Years After the First (“Trinity”) Nuclear Test

‘Stronger than Death’ monument in Semey erected in 2001 in memory of the victims of nuclear testing at Semipalatinsk. Photo: Tariq Rauf. By Tariq Rauf ¹ VIENNA: 29 August 2020: On 16th July 1945, the first nuclear explosive device was detonated at the Alamogordo Test Range in the New Mexico desert in the United States… Read More International Day Against Nuclear Tests: 75 Years After the First (“Trinity”) Nuclear Test

August 6 and 9 – commemorating the 75th anniversary of the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Header image: ‘Hiroshima Peace Memorial. Photo: Yuko Baba (UNITAR).’By Tariq Rauf On 16th July 1945, at 05:29 AM, the secrets of the atom were unlocked by detonating the world’s first nuclear explosive device, “The Gadget” in the Trinity test in New Mexico. Robert Oppenheimer, the scientific leader of the multinationally staffed and supported Manhattan Project… Read More August 6 and 9 – commemorating the 75th anniversary of the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki