Tag Archives: nuclear disarming

South Korea | US holds key to inter-Korean peace

By Kim Bo-eun

The prospect of dialogue between the U.S. and North Korea is looming larger following two days of inter-Korean talks in Pyongyang. In a meeting with envoys from South Korea led by National Security Office head Chung Eui-yong, Monday, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un expressed a willingness to talk with Washington about denuclearization.

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

On 7 July 2017, the United Nations adopted a landmark agreement to ban nuclear weapons, known officially as the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

Here are some frequently asked questions about what the treaty does and how it will have an impact.

France | Qui a violé le Mémorandum de Budapest? Qui a annexé la Crimée?

Vincent Parlier

Memorandum de Budapest (1994) : ce qu’il en est vraiment
Le Mémorandum de Budapest, sujet totalement oublié jusqu’en 2014, revient à présent souvent dans la bouche des accusateurs de la Russie. Celle-ci aurait violé sans scrupules le dit mémorandum soit-disant “respecté par tous”, méritant ainsi sanctions et réactions de toutes sortes.

USA | Lawmakers Introduce Bill Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons

By Emily Tamkin

US lawmakers introduced a bill in both houses of Congress Tuesday that would prevent the president from launching a nuclear first strike without a congressional declaration of war. A policy that was long debated — but never seriously pursued — during the Obama administration has now become anything other than abstract after the election of Donald Trump.

China | U.S. navy to return to New Zealand first time in three decades

WELLINGTON, July 21 (Xinhua) — The United States Navy is to return to New Zealand waters for the first time since a rift formed between the two countries over New Zealand’s anti-nuclear stance 32 years ago.

Visiting U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Prime Minister John Key confirmed Thursday that the U.S. Navy had accepted an invitation to join an international fleet review to mark the New Zealand navy’s 75th anniversary in Auckland in November.