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

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 to develop atomic weapons, lamented that, “We knew… Read More August 6 and 9 – commemorating the 75th anniversary of the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

50th Anniversary of the NPT: Joint Communiqué by 17 States on Fulfilling Nuclear Disarmament Commitments

By Tariq Rauf The nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) marked its “Golden Anniversary” on 5th March and the “Silver Anniversary” of its indefinite extension in force on 11th May this year. If there had been no COVID-19 pandemic, 191 NPT States parties would have met at the United Nations in New York, from 27 April to… Read More 50th Anniversary of the NPT: Joint Communiqué by 17 States on Fulfilling Nuclear Disarmament Commitments