Vol.33, No.1: January-March 2017
Riding the Nuclear Tiger
Both the US and Russia face a similar dilemma: continuing to possess nuclear weapons is fraught with danger, and yet they fear losing them even more. Bilateralism hasn’t worked for at least the past 20 years. In Riding the Nuclear Tiger: The Fear of Disarmament, Metta Spencer calls for a multilateral approach. COMMENT
Also in this issue
Does Canada Want Nuclear Disarmament?
Unfortunately, the thousands of letters that Canadians sent to Justin Trudeau had no effect, as the Canadian UN delegation voted against a resolution for a “legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons” COMMENT.
Ursula Franklin 1921-2016
Mel Watkins remembers the late metallurgist, physicist, and peace activist, whose theory of technology and control is introduced in her best-known book, The Real World of Technology. COMMENT
Give Cyber Peace a Chance
Armed forces have had a free run in “militarizing” the electronic frontier, with some states openly carrying out operations such as the 2010 Stuxnet attack against Iran. It’s time for a global cyber peace initiative, says Paul Meyer. COMMENT
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