Arms Control and Non-proliferation

African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in Force: What Next for Diego Garcia?

A little-noticed recent development in multilateral treaty law may have potentially explosive consequences for U.S.

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Peter H. Sand
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Adoption of the Convention on Cluster Munitions

On May 30, 2008, delegates at the Dublin Diplomatic Conference on Cluster Munitions adopted the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM), a new treaty that seeks to ban the use, development, acquisition, stockpiling, retention, and transfer of cluster munitions.[1] The CCM will be opened for signature on December 3, 2008 (CCM, Article 15).

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Priya Pillai
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North Korean Links to Building of a Nuclear Reactor in Syria: Implications for International Law

The Bush administration has alleged that North Korea provided assistance to Syria's efforts to build a nuclear reactor, which Israeli warplanes attacked and destroyed on September 6, 2007.[1] The U.S.

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Daniel Joyner
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Russia Suspends CFE Treaty Participation

On July 14, 2007, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a federal decree "On Suspending the Russian Federation's Participation in the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe and Related International Agreements."[1] Beyond the political fallout, Russia's decree raises several questions about when a state can suspend its treaty obligations and the legal consequences that flow from such a suspension.

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Duncan B. Hollis
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International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism Enters into Force

On July 7, 2007, the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism[1] enters into force. July 7 is the 30th day after the receipt of the 22nd instrument of ratification (from Bangladesh), which the Convention required for its entry into force (Article 25.1). This Insight describes this Convention and its place in the global efforts underway to prevent acts of nuclear terrorism.

Background to the Convention

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David P. Fidler
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The Chemical Weapons Convention After Ten Years: Successes and Future Challenges

On April 29, 2007, the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC)[1] marks the tenth anniversary of its entry into force. Along with the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC), the CWC forms an important part of the international law supporting disarmament and non-proliferation concerning weapons of mass destruction.

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David P. Fidler
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World Court finds Serbia Responsible for Breaches of Genocide Convention, but Not Liable for Committing Genocide

On February 26, 2007, the International Court of Justice issued its judgment in the Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Bosnia and Herzegovina v. Serbia and Montenegro).[1] The case marked the first time that a country sued another country for breaches of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide ("the Convention").

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J. Morgan-Foster & Pierre-Olivier Savoie
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Six-Party Talks Produce Action Plan on North Korean Nuclear Disarmament

On February 13, 2007, the governments taking part in the fifth round of the Six-Party Talks concerning nuclear disarmament of North Korea released an action plan designed to lead to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula (February 13 Action Plan).[1] China, Japan, Russia, South Korea, the United States, and North Korea (formally called the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, or DPRK) agreed to specific initial actions and timetables that support the obje

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Christopher J. Le Mon
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Outcome of the Sixth Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention, November-December 2006

Introduction

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David P. Fidler
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Security Council Resolution 1718 on North Korea's Nuclear Test

On October 14, 2006, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 1718 (2006), reacting to the announcement on October 9, 2006, by North Korea (the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, or DPRK) that it had conducted an underground nuclear weapon test.

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Andreas L. Paulus and Jörn Müller
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