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New proliferation dangers in South Asia? Seminar announcement
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New proliferation dangers in South Asia? Seminar announcement

Seminar announcement The South Asian region has been seeing tumultuous events and is undergoing structural changes in nuclear politics. A sneak peek includes: China’s rapid nuclear expansion. In its most recent World Energy Outlook, the International Energy Agency (IEA) projects China to add to its existing nuclear capacity of 17 Giga Watt (GW) another 32 GW by 2050. India’s Additional … Continue reading

From Oslo and Nayarit to Vienna! Register for upcoming events
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From Oslo and Nayarit to Vienna! Register for upcoming events

The past few years of disarmament negotiations have seen an increased focus on the so called ‘Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear Weapons‘. With international conferences in Oslo in 2013 and Nayarit in 2014, the government of Austria will host the third of such conferences, namely the ‘Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons‘ (HINW14). Continue reading

Iran acquired goods for its nuclear program illegally
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Iran acquired goods for its nuclear program illegally

Whilst the negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 on the former’s nuclear program have crossed the deadline of the Interim Agreement this summer, there are interesting new reports regarding the supply of relevant materials for Iran’s nuclear infrastructure. In a previous essay, I have argued that the continuous extension of the Iranian nuclear infrastructure could … Continue reading

After reading the Wyndham prophecy that “sooner or later that (nuclear) slip will occur” we salute those seeking to rid the world of a dangerous weapon and an insecure and polluting power source
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After reading the Wyndham prophecy that “sooner or later that (nuclear) slip will occur” we salute those seeking to rid the world of a dangerous weapon and an insecure and polluting power source

Originally posted on Civilisation 3000:
. In 1951, John Wyndham wrote: “From August 1945, the margin of survival has narrowed appallingly. . . In the years succeeding 1945 the path of safety started to shrink to a tight-rope along which we had to walk with our eyes deliberately closed to the depths beneath us. “In any…

CTBT Diplomacy and Public Policy Course in Vienna kicks off! Register online!
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CTBT Diplomacy and Public Policy Course in Vienna kicks off! Register online!

This morning, Monday, 1 September 2014 , the ‘CTBT Diplomacy and Public Policy Course‘ kicked off in Vienna, Austria. Although the registration deadline for in-person participation has passed, you can still register for online-participation. There is no registration fee for participation online. To find out more, see the preliminary schedule of the event here. This week (1-5 … Continue reading

Seminar announcement 28 August 2014: U.S – UK cooperation in nuclear disarmament verification
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Seminar announcement 28 August 2014: U.S – UK cooperation in nuclear disarmament verification

A week from now, on Thursday, 28 August 2014, the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP) and the Verification Research, Training and Information Center (VERTIC) hold a seminar titled “U.S. and UK Cooperation to Address Technical Challenges in Verification of Nuclear Disarmament“. The event will take place in the VCDNP Conference Room and begin at 13:00. If you wish … Continue reading

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Announcement: “Nuclear Weapons Under International Law” Seminar on 11 June 2014!

The Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP) organizes a seminar by Dr. Gro Nystuen, Senior Partner at the International Law and Policy Institute (ILPI) in Oslo, titled “Nuclear Weapons Under International Law,” which will be held on Wednesday, 11 June 2014 at 13:00 in the VCDNP Conference Room. The seminar critically reviews international law … Continue reading