Over the past 15 years, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons has grown from a grassroots movement to a major international coalition. The success of ICAN in turning the Nuclear Ban Treaty into a reality shows the power of non-state diplomacy.
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The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons prohibits the development, production, possession, transfer, receipt, testing, hosting, use, and threat of use of nuclear weapons. Today it becomes law – the most significant multilateral development in nuclear arms control since the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty entered into force in 1970.
Today is arguably the most important date in nuclear disarmament efforts since 6 August 1945, when America dropped its bomb on Hiroshima. The UN-negotiated Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons enters into force today, establishing a clear ban on nuclear weapons under international law.
In the Mirror Darkly: Considering the Attack on the Capitol through the Lens of Contemporary Radicalisation Literature
After the symbolically poignant attack on the US Capitol and a sitting Congress, it would be easy to rush policy decisions targeting the people responsible. While some may adopt emotionally charged or partisan responses, it is appropriate to lean on contemporary radicalisation literature to gain perspective.