Nuclear risks extreme says UN Secretary-General to NPT Review Conference

NoFirstUse Global Open Letter to be presented to the NPT Review Conference today The 10th Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) opened on Monday August 1 with a stark warning from UN Secretary-General António Guterres. “From the Middle East and the Korean Peninsula. To Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.The clouds that parted following the […]

Putin, don’t even PRETEND to think about starting a nuclear war! 

On April 20, Russia test-fired a nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile, accompanied by President Putin boasting that the ICBM had no equivalents anywhere in the world and would make adversaries “think twice” before making threats against Russia.* This is just the latest of a number of nuclear threats which have been made by President Putin during […]

De-escalate Russia’s nuclear threats with no-first-use declarations

Statement by NoFirstUse Global* Russia’s threats to potentially use nuclear weapons in the Ukraine conflict should be de-escalated, and nuclear war prevented, through no-first-use declarations by the USA and NATO, plus pressure on Russia to also adopt such a policy and step back from the brink of nuclear war. On February 24th, President Putin issued a […]

Russia, Ukraine and nuclear weapons

Russia, Ukraine and Nuclear Weapons: How to address rising nuclear threats – including through no-first-use annoucements, by Ambassador (ret.) Thomas Graham (USA) and General (ret.) Bernard Norlain (France). On March 7, The Hill, a top US political news-site read by the White House and more US lawmakers than any other site, published an article Russia, […]

US Congress members condemn Russian nuclear threats and call for no-first-use

President Putin’s nuclear threats, including his placing the Russian nuclear forces on high alert, were condemned yesterday (March 2, 2022) by United States Senators Edward Markey and Jeff Merkley along with House Representatives Don Beyer and John Garamendi, who are co-chairs of the Nuclear Weapons and Arms Control Working Group. “We condemn President Putin’s threats […]

Open Letter – Fulfil the NPT – sent to nuclear weapon States

In Open Letter, Prominent Leaders Urge Nations to Adopt Policies to Reduce Nuclear Dangers and Eliminate Nuclear Weapons Prague, Czech Republic – January 24, 2022 An Open Letter, urging nuclear weapons states to adopt no-first-use and other policies to ensure a nuclear war is never fought, was delivered today to leaders of the “nuclear five” […]

Turn Back the Doomsday Clock: Achieve No-First-Use

by Uta Zapf * On January 20, 2022, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists will re-set the Doomsday Clock indicating the level of threat to civilisation from nuclear weapons, climate change and other existential risks. The Doomsday Clock currently stands at 100 Seconds to Midnight. In this article Uta Zapf explores how we could turn back […]