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The Middle Powers Initiative builds bridges between nuclear-weapon states and non-nuclear States in order to facilitate nuclear disarmament.

MPI organises track-two forums amongst key governments to discuss practical measures to eliminate the role of nuclear weapons in security doctrines and to achieve a nuclear-weapon-free world.

Chair’s Blog

The challenges to a ban treaty

The nuclear weapon states (NWS) manage the current nuclear order. The five nuclear powers: China, France, Russia, the UK and the US, are the permanent members of the Security Council (P5) with veto power over [...]

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Douglas Roche: What the UN’s next secretary general must do to succeed, and how Canada can help

The United Nations’ new secretary general, Antonio Guterres, who will take office Jan. 1, has pinpointed his top goal: “a surge in diplomacy for peace.” With the crucible of Aleppo revealing ruptures in the international [...]

Hon. Tarja Cronberg to Lead MPI

The Middle Powers Initiative (MPI) is extremely pleased to announce Hon. Tarja Cronberg as its new Chair, effective immediately. Dr. Cronberg has held numerous senior positions in the Finnish government and the European Parliament, where [...]

The Berlin Framework Forum

Creating the Conditions and Building the Framework for a Nuclear Weapons-Free World was the title of the Berlin Framework Forum, a new initiative designed to help implement the decisions of the 2010 NPT Review Conference [...]

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