The next president can take concrete steps to renew momentum for nuclear disarmament.
Social movements to improve civil rights, fight climate change, and seek nuclear disarmament have been entwined since the start of the nuclear age.
Seventy-five years on, the effects of the bombings haunt the survivors and inform the global debate about nuclear weapons and the ongoing pursuit of nuclear disarmament.
Latest U.S.-Russia talks in Vienna make no progress on an extension of New START, and the Trump administration keeps pushing for China to join trilateral arms control talks with Russia. Okinawa rejects possibility of hosting U.S. intermediate-range missiles. Open Skies Treaty states-parties to virtually gather in July.
The IAEA Board of Governors passed a resolution calling on Iran to cooperate fully with the Agency, including on the Agency's investigation into inconsistencies related to Iran’s pre-2003 nuclear activities. An IAEA report revealed that Iran’s low-enriched uranium stockpile continues to grow, and the Trump administration terminated additional non-proliferation sanctions waivers.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un presided over a meeting where officials agreed to strengthen the country's nuclear deterrent, a move that Trump administration officials criticized. Pyongyang also cut all communication lines with Seoul, but South Korean President Moon remains committed to inter-Korean dialogue.
The coronavirus disease illustrates the consequences of global catastrophes. Now is the time to strengthen nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation efforts.
South Korea’s president said there is “trust and will for dialogue,” but it appears no talks are scheduled.
The treaty allows the 34 participating nations, including the United States and Russia, to fly unarmed observation aircraft over one another's territory, helping preserve a measure of transparency and trust and enhancing stability and reducing the risk of conflict.
The Trump administration is considering a range of options to prevent the October 2020 expiration of a UN embargo that restricts arms sales to and from Iran, including by making a legal case that the United States remains a participant of the JCPOA. The United States is continuing its maximum pressure campaign against Iran throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite facing economic hardship, Iran unveiled a new military-led space program and launched a new satellite in April.