For decades, women have fought the hierarchy that characterizes patriarchy, which is maintained by obedient norms and structures. While obedience has been challenged in more or less overt ways, resistance to the patriarchal structure of society has been underway for a long time.
For the first time, an international legal instrument on nuclear weapons recognizes the disproportionate impact on both women and indigenous people.
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
The Ban Treaty now outlaws nuclear weapons. What now for nuclear armed states and other non-signatories?
Post-Covid Multilateral Cooperation LONDON, 8 September 2020- The role of multilateral cooperation in the Covid-19 context was discussed by the speakers of the webinar themed “Post-COVID Multilateral Cooperation- A chance to achieve a nuclear-weapons-free world?” The online event was co-hosted by the Embassy of Kazakhstan in the UK and SCRAP Weapons at the Centre for …
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 …
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.
Comparisons are often made between the regulation of cyber and nuclear weapons. This analogy, however, is severely limited – particularly in relation to disarmament – and fails to reflect the unique dynamics of each. This short discussion will briefly examine the different logics of nuclear and cyber-deterrence (in cases of state-versus-state use).
It’s been 73 years this week since the United States detonated atomic bombs over the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan during the final stages of World War II. The bombings happened on the mornings of 6th and 9th August, 1945 respectively. Today, they remain the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
A network of global institutions were created in 1945 to try and avert another global conflict. They have been gradually undermined over the last 20 years, and now we see them being trashed wholesale. The world leaders responsible are perhaps best described by General Jack D. Ripper in Stanley Kubrick’s Dr Strangelove: “They have neither the time nor inclination for strategic thought.”