For the first time, an international legal instrument on nuclear weapons recognizes the disproportionate impact on both women and indigenous people.

Courage is needed to seek and introduce women’s perspectives in disarmament since such revision will alter how arms control is perceived and developed.

Critically, the modernization of Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD)- counter opposing forces designed to destroy incoming missiles- poses a further destabilising threat to strategic stability.

Whilst key individuals and groups of women have had tremendous impact around the world there is still a disproportionate lack of female representation within society

Short, informal conversations to build connections across global open source research. Open to anyone interested in open source verification and human security, including practitioners, researchers, journalists, policy-makers, and students.

In light of the successful AEGIS Ashore test which shot down an ICBM on November 16, 2020 – SCRAP Weapons will host a webinar about the implications of (successful) Ballistic Missile Defence for Strategic Stability (or balance of terror), at both the regional and global levels.

Disarmament that Saves Lives Dan Plesch Director, SCRAP Weapons, CISD SOAS Opportunities and Challenges drawn from the Panel Discussion, “Building on the Secretary General’s Disarmament Agenda” Relevance of the Secretary-General’s Agenda in the Light of the Current Context This is probably the chapter of the Secretary-General’s Agenda that should resonate the most in many countries …

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In considering denuclearizing the DPRK and efforts to address the Iranian situation and the JCPOA, steps can be taken to strengthen security in the regions where the states are located:  Northeast Asia and the Middle East.

SCRAP at the 139th IPU Assembly: Continuing Dialogue of Disarmament Harriet Hanssen Project assistant, SCRAP Weapons As SCRAP followers will remember, Monday October 15th saw SCRAP director Dr. Dan Plesch chair the discussion of the Standing Committee for Peace and International Security at the Inter-Parliamentary Union’s (IPU) 139th assembly. The assembly of the Committee, which …

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Even when broken down into statistics, the humanitarian toll is sobering. With 10,000 civilians dead, 22 million in need of aid, 8 million subjected to famine, and 1 million infected with cholera, the results of the disastrous Yemen war speak of a conflict that has been handled well outside the bounds of acceptable conduct.