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Nukleargipfel: Die gescheiterte Vision von einer atomwaffenfreien Welt
Barack Obama lädt die Welt zum Atomsicherheits-Gipfel. Doch mit seiner Vision, Nuklearwaffen abzuschaffen, ist der US-Präsident weitgehend gescheitert. Stattdessen droht ein neuer Rüstungswettlauf.
Nuclear  weapon  deterrent  disarmament  power  presidency  barackobama  diplomacy  Cold  War  Cold  War  2.0  Russia  China  Hegemony  USA 
april 2016 by asterisk2a
Disarmament Fable
"Once upon a time all the animals in the Zoo decided that they would disarm, and they arranged to have a conference to arrange the matter. So the Rhinoceros said when he opened the proceedings that the use of teeth was barbarous and horrible and ought to be strictly prohibited by general consent. Horns, which were mainly defensive weapons, would, of course, have to be allowed. The Buffalo, the Stag, the Porcupine, and even the little Hedgehog all said they would vote with the Rhino, but the Lion and the Tiger took a different view. They defended teeth and even claws, which they described as honourable weapons of immemorial antiquity. The Panther, the Leopard, the Puma, and the whole tribe of small cats all supported the Lion and the Tiger.

Then the Bear spoke. He proposed that both teeth and horns should be banned and never used again for fighting by any animal. It would be quite enough if animals were allowed to give each other a good hug when they quarreled. No one could object to that. It was so fraternal, and that would be a great step towards peace. However, all the other animals were very offended with the Bear, and the Turkey fell into a perfect panic.

The discussion got so hot and angry, and all those animals began thinking so much about horns and teeth and hugging when they argued about the peaceful intentions that had brought them together that they began to look at one another in a very nasty way. Luckily the keepers were able to calm them down and persuade them to go back quietly to their cages, and they began to feel quite friendly with one another again."
churchill  fable  disarmament  politics 
october 2015 by rgoulter
Disarm and Modernize
if you are upgrading existing bombs can you really claim to be disarming?
nuclear-weapons  nato  politics  disarmament  from instapaper
september 2015 by mr_stru
Disarm and Modernize | Foreign Policy
In terms of warhead numbers, the nuclear arms race may
 be over. But massive weapons upgrades now underway challenge the entire disarmament regime.
nuclearweapons  disarmament  START  review  critique  InternationalRelations  ForeignPolicy  2015 
march 2015 by inspiral
Strategic Stability in the Second Nuclear Age
Nov. 2014 CFR report
Though many states are downsizing their stockpiles, Asia is witnessing a buildup; Pakistan has the fastest-growing nuclear program in the world. By 2020, it could have a stockpile of fissile material that, if weaponized, could produce as many as two hundred nuclear devices. The author identifies South Asia as the region “most at risk of a breakdown in strategic stability due to an explosive mixture of unresolved territorial disputes, cross-border terrorism, and growing nuclear arsenals.”
cfr  south_asia  nuclear_weapons  nonproliferation  disarmament 
december 2014 by strohps

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