The authors of “Détente Now: A New Call for Peace, Security and Cooperation” have initiated a campaign, which I trust will be pursued by people at many levels society in order to bring the nuclear superpowers back from the brink of nuclear annihilation. Tensions between nations are inevitable, but they must not be permitted to lead to catastrophic war.
Archives for 2016
A New Peace Structure for Europe and the Role of the OSCE — Outlook on the Austrian Chairmanship
Under this headline Jeffey Sachs draws dramatic parallels between mistakes of international policies that contributed
I was chief of the Soviet Foreign Policy Branch early in my 27-year career as a CIA analyst; spent three years
As an admirer and supporter of Egon Bahr I am eager to join this excellent initiative. As you probably know
European security ...is under threat once again. So, once again, Europe’s security must top our political agenda. Even before the Ukraine conflict began in 2014, there were growing signs of a brewing confrontation between rival blocs... Arms-control agreements, history has demonstrated, are not the result of existing trust – they are a means to build trust where it has been lost. In 1962, the Cuban Missile Crisis brought the world to the brink of nuclear confrontation...Soon after the crisis – when the US-Soviet relationship was at an all-time low – both superpowers decided that it was time to work across the divide, through small and concrete steps. This principle was also at the heart of Willy Brandt’s Neue Ostpolitik in the 1960s and 1970s....
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute annual nuclear forces data which highlights the current trends and developments in world nuclear arsenals. The data shows that while the overall number of nuclear weapons in the world continues to decline, none of the nuclear weapon-possessing states are prepared to give up their nuclear arsenals for the foreseeable future.
Aufgaben der Vereinten Nationen zur Erhaltung von Frieden und Sicherheit / What We Do – Maintain International
“When I left the Pentagon, I believed we were well on the way to ending forever that Cold War enmity, but