Statement of William Perry, former Secretary of Defense for the United States, on the risks of the conflict about North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme (via “The Hill”).
In January 2017 SIPRI presented a new publication: Reintroducing Disarmament and Cooperative Security to the Toolbox of 21st Century Leaders edited by Dan Plesch, Kevin Miletic and Tariq Rauf … To the vast majority of people, ‘disarmament’ may sound like an ancient practice developed by cold war rivals to maintain the balance of power. The concept… [Read More]
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.
Aufgaben der Vereinten Nationen zur Erhaltung von Frieden und Sicherheit / What We Do – Maintain International Peace and Security: ”… The United Nations came into being in 1945, following the devastation of the Second World War, with one central mission: the maintenance of international peace and security. The UN does this by working to prevent… [Read More]
“When I left the Pentagon, I believed we were well on the way to ending forever that Cold War enmity, but that was not to be.”… Since then, relations between the West and Russia have soured badly, prompting Russia to modernize its nuclear arsenal and assume a more aggressive nuclear posture. One important step toward… [Read More]
“By the late 1960s, the stage was set for detente …. For detente to succeed, the West would have to accept an ideologically divided Europe for the foreseeable future. / For the German nation, this meant a divided country, locked in separate spheres of influence and in two military alliances. In practical terms, it also made Germany… [Read More]