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January 12, 2024

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons: how to move forward after deadlock

Mahmoud Javadi The global significance of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) hinges on its universality. Mahmoud Javadi presents three interconnected strategies — glorification, securitisation, and weaponisation — to move past the challenge of ‘peak universalisation’ Read more
December 18, 2023

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons: a litmus test for global nuclear governance

Mahmoud Javadi Countries of the Global South are the primary advocates of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). Mahmoud Javadi argues that the TPNW can help gauge the authenticity, sincerity, and seriousness of major Western and Eastern powers in their geopolitical engagement with these countries Read more
February 1, 2023

North Korea’s tactical shift in the Indo-Pacific

Abhishek Sharma The concept of an ‘Indo-Pacific’ region is gaining traction. More countries in and beyond the Indo-Pacific region are building closer relations—in opposition to China. Abhishek Sharma argues that North Korea sees opportunity in the region's changing power dynamics to position itself as China's ally Read more
November 21, 2022

War in Ukraine: are negotiations possible?

Alexandr Burilkov Faced with the successful Ukrainian counteroffensive, and with military costs mounting, the Russian elite has splintered into bickering factions. Alexandr Burilkov argues that the nationalist information space is exerting significant pressure on Putin to continue and escalate the war. This makes negotiations and a lasting ceasefire unlikely Read more
November 9, 2022

Putin’s nuclear weapons talk is a bluff, but one with significant consequences

Albrecht Rothacher President Putin has been clear in his intentions to use all force necessary, including nuclear weapons, to achieve his goals. This, argues Albrecht Rothacher, is a bluff, but its very use has hugely damaging consequences for international relations Read more
August 9, 2022

Is it time for NATO to give Ukraine a nuclear guarantee?

Paul Whiteley Paul Whiteley, assessing Russia's difficulties and Putin's potential next steps in the offensive against Ukraine, wonders whether it is time for NATO to issue a nuclear guarantee to Ukraine in order to prevent a further escalation of the conflict Read more
March 11, 2022

Putin’s game of ‘chicken’ in Ukraine

Paul Whiteley Putin is staking everything on his conviction that the west won’t press the nuclear button, says Paul Whiteley. Sanctions will have little short-term impact, and a no-fly zone is of limited use when the major threat comes from ground-based artillery. Is it time for NATO to change tack, and go ‘all in’ against the dictator? Read more

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