Nuclear disarmament

Disarmament: the balance sheet

My subject today concerns a balance sheet—a balance sheet for disarmament to be precise. I am told that the British scientist, Dame Mary Archer, once said, “It sounds extraordinary but it's a fact that balance sheets can make fascinating reading.”

Australia and the Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Initiative: difficult times for disarmament diplomacy

Australia recognises the critical role that the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons plays in preventing uncontrolled proliferation and promoting disarmament, and upholding the treaty has long been a core foreign policy goal. However Australia's disarmament diplomacy has hit a difficult patch. This paper...

Non-proliferation, disarmament and Australian security

In recent years Australia has taken a leading role in national, regional and international non-proliferation and disarmament, in particular through the Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference in May 2010 and the International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (ICNND). This seminar addresses three key themes in...

The 2009 Stephen Murray-Smith Memorial Lecture : the challenge of nuclear disarmament

Former Australian Foreign Minister and president of the International Crisis Group Gareth Evans discusses the difficult issues around nuclear disarmament in the 18th annual Stephen Murray-Smith Lecture. This lecture was held at the State Library of Victoria on 14 September 2009.

Nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament

It is time for concrete, demonstrable action to break down the current international stalemate and achieve a world without nuclear weapons, according to this report.

A world free of nuclear weapons: the fierce urgency of now

Malcolm Fraser, former prime minister of Australia, writes that “there has never been a better time to achieve total nuclear disarmament; this is necessary, feasible and urgent.”

Nuclear disarmament: Asia and Australia at the centre

The Australia-Japan International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament is one manifestation of a genuine but still modest movement to have another crack at knocking nuclear weapons off their pedestal.

Australia's treaty links to nuclear weapons and nuclear disarmament

Richard Tanter of the Nautilus Institute writes that Australia is tied to issues of both nuclear weapons and nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation through a wide range of bilateral and multilateral treaties and agreements to which Australia is a party. Beyond the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, these...

Australian nuclear disarmament policy - hopes, doubts, and questions

Richard Broinowski of the University of Sydney writes “with a mixture of hope and doubt” about nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament.

Restraining nuclear arms in the Asian century: an agenda for Australia

In this Lowy Institute Analysis, International Security Program Director Rory Medcalf provides background and detail for his proposals for renewed Australian activism on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament issues, introduced in the Lowy Institute Policy Brief 'Nuclear security: what else can Australia do?'