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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

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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

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Why France still Rejects No-First Use

by Gen. Bernard Norlain and Marc Finaud * The official nuclear doctrine of France is meant to be clear and simple: nuclear deterrence is designed to protect France’s “vital interests”. Its latest formulation was presented by President Emmanuel Macron in February 2020 as follows: “Should

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Dear nuclear powers: Don’t even THINK about starting a nuclear war!

Some plain speaking in conjunction with the release of a NoFirstUse Global Open Letter to the States Parties of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons  By Aaron Tovish, Director, Zona Libre. Member, NoFirstUse Global Steering Committee Dear President Biden, President Putin, President Xi, Prime Minister Johnson and President Macron (with copies to Prime

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NATO parliamentarians support nuclear No-First-Use policies

Parliamentary letter sent to President Biden and Leaders of the US Congress Prague, Monday November 29, 2021 President Biden should give high priority to adopting a policy of no-first-use (or sole purpose) of nuclear weapons in the current U.S. nuclear posture review, and use the

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Fulfil the NPT: From nuclear threats to human security

Invitation to endorse an international Open Letter to the 10th Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference, August 2022. In August, 2022, the States Parties to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) will meet in-person at the United Nations in New York for the 10th NPT Review Conference.  This

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