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Regional conference on nuclear disarmament gets underway

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The adoption of the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) will be in the spotlight at the African...

Could Libya’s nuclear pledge be a template for North Korea?

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U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton has called for North Korea to give up its nuclear arsenal in a deal that mirrors...

Putin, before vote, unveils ‘invincible’ nuclear weapons to counter West

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President Vladimir Putin announced an array of new nuclear weapons on Thursday, in one of his most bellicose speeches in years, saying...

U.N. chief calls for new push to rid the world of...

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U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres called on Monday for a new global effort to get rid of nuclear weapons, drawing a cautious...

In modernizing nuclear arsenal, U.S. stokes new arms race

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President Barack Obama rode into office in 2009 with promises to work toward a nuclear-free world. His vow helped win him the...

Dozens of states sign nuclear weapons ban treaty at United Nations

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Dozens of countries signed a treaty to ban nuclear weapons on Wednesday amid tensions over North Korea's nuclear and missile tests, although...

Possible two-stage hydrogen bomb seen ‘game changer’ for North Korea

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North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sunday, which it said was a successful detonation of an advanced...

Nearly two-thirds of U.N. states agree treaty to ban nuclear weapons

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Nearly two-thirds of United Nations states agreed on Friday to a treaty to ban nuclear weapons after months of talks, which were...

ISS: Africa pushes for a 2017 ban on nuclear weapons

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On 27 October, the First Committee of the United Nations (UN) passed L.41: ‘Taking forward multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations'. The resolution calls...

ISS: New hope on the nuclear horizon?

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To describe 2015 as an interesting year in the quest for a nuclear weapon-free world would be an understatement. In May, states parties...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...