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Prohibiting Chemical Weapons

Prohibiting chemical weapons

Like architecture and art, the value of some international agreements lies in the eye of the beholder. But no one would seriously question the worth of the global ban on…

Banning weapons

The vile suffering that poison gas inflicted on the soldiers of WWI so horrified the world that chemical weapons were banned only seven years after the Great War ended. But…

Ban on nuclear weapons?

At the United Nations in July when the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty draft was put to vote for adoption, Pakistan, along with all recognised and non-recognised nuclear weapons states, was…

Laser Weapons Edge Toward Use In US Military

Laser weapons edge toward use in US military

A sci-fi staple for decades, laser weapons are finally becoming reality in the US military, albeit with capabilities a little less dramatic than at the movies. Lightsabers - the favoured…

Chemical dangers

It feels like this is the beginning of the end of the campaign to liberate Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, and some seem to be…

Xi’s masterstroke

The 11th of March, 2023 witnessed an historic rapprochement between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, forged by Chinese President Xi Jinping. Iran and Saudi…

An offshore prison

For over 20 years, every Monday afternoon, I’ve stood with like-minded concerned citizens on Rt 15 on Deer Isle, Maine – members of our Island Peace & Justice group –…

The nuclear threat

There is visible nervousness. Events of the last three weeks are indicating gradual penetration of disappointment, lassitude and desperation in Putin’s camp. Indubitably, Putin is worried about the repeated failures…