The upcoming 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the founding of the United Nations, as well as the 60th anniversary of the international Pugwash movement mark a time to reflect, even as the crisis in East-West relations re-ignites the risk of nuclear war. C. Alexei Arbatov, in a commentary for […]
Today, the Rideau Institute released a discussion paper on the NATO Strategic Concept, suggesting that the alliance should shelve its expansion plans, avoid future “out-of-area” operations such as Afghanistan, and end its reliance upon nuclear weapons as an “essential” part of its security.
The author’s examine the changing physical landscape of the Arctic region and the changing political and military environment that accompanies these changes. Argued is the need for an Arctic-Nuclear-Weapon Free Zone.