At their first formal meeting since entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, states parties formally agreed on action steps to implement the 2017 agreement and condemned recent threats of use of nuclear weapons.
At this time of heightened nuclear danger, responsible NPT states must act with urgency to reinforce norms against nuclear weapons, push back against Russia’s nuclear bullying, and strengthen their commitment to reverse the arms race, avoid nuclear war, and eliminate nuclear weapons.
The war raging in Ukraine offers an important opportunity to sensitize nations and their populations to nuclear risk. The fate of future generations will rest on the world's behavior today.
The military exercises simulated launches of nuclear weapons.
Russia’s recent attacks on nuclear sites in Ukraine have raised concern about the strength of international humanitarian law.
The Pentagon is hastening the pace of development despite some questions about warfighting effectiveness.
The forum was mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote “responsible behaviors” in space.
Iran, Myanmar, Russia and Syria failed to uphold chemical weapons treaty commitments, the State Department reported.
Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and Russian scientific experts are among those affected by the restrictions.
Russia and the United States are fulfilling their treaty commitments despite tensions over Ukraine.
Since Russia invaded Ukraine, Western officials have voiced concern about the potential for a chemical incident or attack in the war-torn country.
President Vladimir Putin has threatened the possible use of nuclear weapons should other states interfere in Russian war in Ukraine. How can the international community meet the urgent challenges from such threat of use of nuclear weapons?
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to launch a massive assault on independent, democratic, non-nuclear Ukraine has unleashed a war that has killed thousands, displaced millions, and raised the risk of nuclear conflict.