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former IAEA Director-General

Focus Archive

Focus editorials from Arms Control Today.

  • July 10, 2017

    Six months into his term of office, President Donald Trump has provided few details about his approach to his most important responsibility as president: reducing the risks posed by nuclear weapons and preventing a nuclear attack against the United States and our allies.

  • May 31, 2017

    The coming nuclear weapons prohibition treaty is not an all-in-one solution, but it promises to be a historic and valuable leap forward.

  • April 25, 2017

    Less than 100 days into the administration of President Donald Trump, the war of words and nuclear threats between the United States and North Korea has escalated, and a peaceful resolution to the slow-moving crisis is more difficult than ever to achieve.

  • March 28, 2017

    The new administration of President Donald Trump has a rapidly closing window of opportunity to pull back from potential escalation and war and pursue a diplomatic course.

  • February 27, 2017

    Trump has failed to articulate a coherent strategy.

  • January 6, 2017

    Trump’s cryptic pronouncements suggest a radical shift in U.S. policy that could accelerate global nuclear tensions.

  • November 29, 2016

    The Trump administration must discard reckless campaign rhetoric and learn how to build on his predecessor’s substantial nonproliferation record.

  • October 28, 2016

    Assad’s industrial chlorine barrel bomb attacks require a strong and unified international response from the UN Security Council and the OPCW. 

  • September 29, 2016

    For seven decades, UN members have pushed and prodded the world’s nuclear-armed states to address the threats posed by nuclear weapons... 

  • August 30, 2016

    Twenty years ago this month, in a major nonproliferation breakthrough, more than 158 nations came together to adopt a resolution at the United Nations in support of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).

  • June 30, 2016

    A U.S. no-nuclear-first-use policy would reduce the risk of nuclear catastrophe, improve the prospects for further Russian nuclear cuts, and draw China into the nuclear risk reduction process.

  • May 31, 2016

    Global efforts to prevent the spread of the world’s most deadly weapons depend on universal compliance with rules that constrain the transfer of nuclear technology...

  • April 26, 2016

    As a 13-year-old schoolgirl, Setsuko Thurlow saw her classmates and other fellow citizens of Hiroshima obliterated by the hurricane-like blast...

  • March 29, 2016

    The positive results of the nuclear security summit process from 2010 to 2016 demonstrate how high-level, sustained leadership can catalyze action...

  • March 1, 2016

    Three decades ago, President Ronald Reagan declared that “a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought.” In the years after...