Nuclear Treaty Review Ends in Disagreement as US Blames Egypt

A monthlong review at the United Nations of the global treaty intended to prevent the spread and ultimately the disarming of nuclear weapons worldwide ended on May 22 without a consensus because of a contentious proposal on steps to create a nuclear-free zone in the Middle East. Objections from the United States, Britain and Canada … Read more

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Why South Africa Gave Up Its Atom Bombs

Advena Central Labs in South Africa

Sadly, South Africa remains the only state that has ever voluntarily dismantled its entire nuclear weapons ability. Others like Belarus, Ukraine and Kazakhstan have foregone the possibility of acquiring them — but South Africa has been the only country that has ever taken the decision to dismantle an existing capacity. It might accordingly be useful, … Read more

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