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Existing regional nuclear-weapon-free zones: precedents that could inform the development of an Arctic nuclear-weapon-free zone

Hamel-Green, Michael (2010) Existing regional nuclear-weapon-free zones: precedents that could inform the development of an Arctic nuclear-weapon-free zone. In: Conference on the Arctic Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone, Copenhagen, 10-11 August, 2009. Vestergaard, Cindy, ed. DIIS report (201003). Danish Institute for International Studies, Copenhagen, pp. 53-72.

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Abstract

At the end of the Cold War in 1989, there were unprecedented possibilities for major breakthroughs in arms control and disarmament. These opportunities were largely lost through a lack of political will on the part of the world leaders at the time, and the trenchant opposition to multilateralism on the part of a Republican controlled Congress under Clinton and a Republican Administration under George W. Bush. We are now at another turning point in history when the leadership in countries all over the world is beginning to appreciate better the need for global cooperation and multilateral action on a number of fronts, not least climate change and nuclear threats. We are also at a point where the accession of the Obama Administration in Washington, and the advent of a Democrat controlled Congress more open to multilateral initiatives, opens a new window of opportunity for arms control.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 9788776053802
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID21256, nuclear weapons control, nuclear arms mitigation, policy
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
FOR Classification > 1606 Political Science
SEO Classification > 9403 International Relations
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2013 00:42
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2013 00:42
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/8315
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