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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.

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Insecurity Shadows the Iran Deal

Tuesday 17 October 2017. The US president has spoken. In a hostile statement reminiscent of George W. Bush’s “Axis of Evil” speech president Trump has refused to certify the Iran nuclear deal, the JCPOA. The [...]

CREATING NUCLEAR DIPLOMACY FOR NORTH KOREA: Lessons Learned from the Iran Nuclear Negotiations

A paper to the “International conference on nuclear disarmament issues: global and regional aspects”, 31 August to 1 September, 2017 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. CREATING NUCLEAR DIPLOMACY FOR NORTH KOREA: Lessons Learned from the Iran Nuclear [...]

NEW NUCLEAR DIVIDES

NEW NUCLEAR DIVIDES By Tarja Cronberg On July 7th, 2017 122 nations agreed to prohibit nuclear weapons. It took 72 years after their first- and only- use. In her deeply moving closing statement, Setsuko Thurlow, [...]

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FRAMEWORK FORUM ROUNDTABLE: REVIVING NUCLEAR THREAT REDUCTION AND DISARMAMENT

Framework Forum Roundtable: Reviving nuclear threat-reduction and disarmament through the NPT, Conference on Disarmament and UN High-Level Conference on Nuclear Disarmament Thursday April 19, 13:15 – 17:00 Geneva Centre for Security Policy Maison de la [...]

EU, US and the FUTURE OF THE IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL

The EU faces a US ultimatum by May 12 to either fix the Iran deal or the US will exit the deal. The decision will be a test not only of the EU´s strategic autonomy [...]

Tarja Cronberg and Sico van der Meer joint publication on Towards A Successful Non-Proliferation Treaty 2020 Conference

One of the most successful international treaties, the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), is under pressure. Tensions between groups of member states led to the failure of its Review Conference in 2015. Without efforts to ease these [...]

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