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UN SG renews call for nuclear disarmament
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon called for the elimination of all nuclear weapons Thursday in a speech delivered during a visit to the Japanese city of Nagasaki. In his speech, Ban emphasized the importance of eliminating existing nuclear weapon (More)
US, Russia reach nuclear non-proliferation agreement to be signed in April
The US and Russia reached an agreement Wednesday to reduce nuclear arms, marking the first such agreement between the two nuclear powers in nearly two decades. According to an anonymous Kremlin spokesperson, the two countries have come to an agreeme (More)
US, Russia leaders look ahead to new nuclear arms reduction treaty
In a telephone conversation Saturday, US President Barack Obama and Russia President Dmitry Medvedev approved of progress towards the first nuclear weapons reduction treaty since 1991. Wrapping up talks on the treaty to replace the recently expire (More)
The Qom Enrichment Facility: Was Iran Legally Bound to Disclose?
JURIST Guest Columnist Daniel Joyner of the University of Alabama School of Law says that, reflective of the central tension between nonproliferation and peaceful use, Iran has not clearly violated any legal obligations incumbent upon it in the timin (More)
US, Russia agree on nuclear arms reduction treaty
The US and Russia have reached an agreement for the first nuclear weapons reduction treaty since 1991, official said Tuesday. The landmark treaty, which will replace the recently expired Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty , will include significant red (More)
Russia foreign minister says US nuclear arms treaty imminent
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov [official profile; BBC profile] said Friday that nuclear arms reduction negotiations with the US are likely to resume in early February and will soon result in a landmark nuclear arms reduction treaty. The trea (More)
US Senate votes to approve nuclear cooperation agreement with India
The US Senate voted Wednesday to approve legislation establishing a cooperative nuclear energy agreement with India. The bill, entitled the "United States-India Nuclear Cooperation Approval and Nonproliferation Enhancement Act," was appro (More)
Congressman urges Rice to postpone India nuclear agreement
Howard Berman (D-CA), Chairman of the US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee , released a letter obtained by JURIST on Thursday in which he urged the Bush administration to postpone an international nuclear trade deal with India until (More)
Nuclear nonproliferation treaty conference ends without agreement
A two-week UN conference to toughen the Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons failed to reach any agreement Friday, as the United States and Iran traded accusations of bad faith. The US and its allies said Iran stalled the process by o (More)
International panel drafting nuclear treaty to counter US proposal
The International Panel on Fissile Materials (IPFM) is developing a global treaty banning the further production of nuclear materials such as weapons-grade uranium and plutonium. The IPFM, which is comprised of independent arms control experts from (More)