Nuclear Abolition

25 January 2007

Doomsday Clock Ticking Faster - in Asia 22 January 2007
By Praful Bidwai

Ratcheting up the Nuclear Ante 11 January 2007
By Praful Bidwai

Nuclear Disarmament Gets Critical 28 December 2006
By Praful Bidwai

The U.N.'s unfinished nuclear business1 December 2006
By Zia Mian

North Korea Wins Nuclear Poker Round 2 November 2006
By Praful Bidwai
By announcing that it would return to the negotiation table and address the major powers’ concerns about its nuclear programme, North Korea may have scored an unlikely but impressive diplomatic victory, writes Bidwai.

N. Korea nuclear test should shake double standards 31 October 2006
By Praful Bidwai

N. Korea nuclear test should shake double standards 31 October 2006
By Praful Bidwai

Wake-up call 21 October 2006
By Praful Bidwai

Nukes for all 19 October 2006
By John Gittings
Is the world on the brink of a new nuclear arms race, with North Korea's atomic bomb test marking the end of non-proliferation? John Gittings reports

After The North Korean Blast 19 October 2006
By Praful Bidwai
The decision of North Korea to go nuclear can be explained by the continuous US threats towards “axis of evil” states. The best way to deal with “problem cases” like North Korea is to sincerely pursue global nuclear disarmament, argues Bidwai.

N. Korean Blast May Hit Indo-US Nuclear Deal 12 October 2006
By Praful Bidwai

N. Korean Nuke Tests Say World Must Return to Peace Agenda 9 October 2006
By Praful Bidwai
North Korea’s detonation of a nuclear explosion is one more blow to the existing global non-proliferation order. The responsibility, however, lies also with the existing nuclear weapons states, that did not fulfill their obligations under the Non Proliferation Treaty, writes Bidwai.

More on North Korean nuclear test by Praful Bidwai:

Nuclear Clouds Gather Over Asia 26 December 2005
By Praful Bidwai
The US's inconsistent non-proliferation criteria could alter the strategic balance in some of the world's most volatile regions, argues Praful Bidwai. The US is currently talking tough on Iran, softening its attitude to North Korea, and treating India as a 'responsible nuclear power', whilst taking an uncertain stand on Japan's possible nuclear build-up. Bidwai predicts two new arms races in Asia - one between Japan and China, and the other between China and India.

Indian Nuclear Deal With US Turns Faustian Bargain 17 November 2005
By Praful Bidwai
Indian leaders are finding that they confront far tougher choices in implementing a controversial nuclear agreement they signed with the US than they had bargained for. The domestic consensus on the agreements seems improbable, while the opposition from Nuclear Suppliers' Group very likely, writes Bidwai.

Politics of a Prize 23 October 2005
By Praful Bidwai
There is something dubious in awarding the Nobel Peace prize to International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and its Director-General Mohamed El Baradei, says Bidwai, especially when the Agency's Board of Governors is trying to corner Iran. True that he didn't capitulate to US pressure on Iraq, but one can't say that he has promoted nuclear disarmament.

UN Nuclear Watchdog ELBaradei Wins Nobel Peace Prize Months After U.S. Tries To Force Him From Job as Head of IAEA Phylis Bennis takes part in a debate at Democracy Now!, 7 October 2005

India's Nuclear Albatross 24 September 2005
By Praful Bidwai
New Delhi deluded itself that it scored a coup by signing the July nuclear deal with Washington. It must now confront a bitter truth: ‘normalising’ its nuclear weapons will entail erosion of its policy independence in various different fields. The crisis over Iran’s nuclear programme is the starkest example.

  • Praful BidwaiThe World’s Worst Terrorist Act The News International, 6 August 2005
  • Achin Vanaik The Significance of the New India-US Framework Agreement on Defence Economic and Political Weekly, 6 August 2005
  • Praful Bidwai Nuclear isn’t the way to go The News International, 27 August 2005
  • Saul Landau Lessons from Nagasaki Progreso Weekly, 18 August 2005
  • Achin Vanaik As insecure as before The Telegraph (Calcutta), 4 August 2005
  • Praful Bidwai The Bomb and US Khaleej Times, 7 August 2005
  • Praful Bidwai Europe Plays Nuclear Poker with Iran Inter Press Service, 2 August 2005
  • A Grim Nuclear Question-mark Hangs over the Planet's Future 1 May 2005
    By Praful Bidwai
    The second review conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty is currently taking place in New York, with the US mounting pressure for amendment of the NPT, such that it will no longer oblige the Nuclear Weapons States to eliminate their nuclear arsenals as currently stipulated in Article VI. If the Nuclear Weapon States, led by the US, undermine the fragile bargain at the heart of the NPT, the whole non-proliferation regime can come crashing down, writes Bidwai.

    How Not to Think about Nuclear Weapons ... Or The Elephant in the Closet April 2005
    By Peter Weiss
    Thanks to the US adroitness at sabotaging the meeting the 2005 NPT Review Conference, which took place at the United Nations from May 2 to 27, turned out to be a total fiasco. The failure of the nuclear weapons states to agree to even some sort of beginning for nuclear disarmament is a moral and legal scandal, and the hypocrisy underlying this point needs to be driven home to the world community, writes Peter Weiss

    Building a Nuclear disarmament Movement in India, Pakistan and South Asia: Some Policy Perspectives 6 February 2005
    By Achin Vanaik
    The best route today towards generating a greater momentum in the future against nuclear weapons is to generate an ever greater and stronger momentum of opposition to US imperial ambitions, writes Vanaik. The principal goal in South Asia of a regional disarmament movement could be the demand for a South Asian Nuclear Weapon Free Zone, and the first feasible step towards this goal could be to promote the idea of a NWFZ in Kashmir.


    See also TNI's work on Nuclear Weapons Free Zones