December 30, 2014
by Laura DeGeer
Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif announced on Tuesday that Iran and the six world powers of P5+1 are set to resume low-level talks on Iran's nuclear program in Geneva on Jan 15, though wide gaps remain in their positions. P5+1, consisting of the US, UK, France, Germany, Russia and ...[read more]
October 27, 2014
by Peter Snyder
China is contemplating eliminating the death penalty as punishment for nine crimes, according to a report released Monday by Chinese state media outlet Xinhua. The proposed legislation was submitted to the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) for a first reading Monday. ...[read more]
January 15, 2013
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Contributing Editor Jordan Paust of the University of Houston Law Center says that, if Iran proceeds with building nuclear arms, Israel may be legally justified in launching a military attack as a means of self-defense...Under international law, would Israel have a right to engage in ...[read more]
March 24, 2012
by Kimberly Bennett
On March 24, 2010, the US and Russia reached an agreement to reduce nuclear arms. The agreement was the first between the two nuclear powers in nearly two decades, seeking to replace and build off of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START I Treaty). The New START cuts about one-third of ...[read more]
February 23, 2012
by Sean Gallagher
JURIST Guest Columnist Sasan Fayazmanesh, Professor Emeritus of Economics at California State University, Fresno, says that President Obama's latest sanctions against Iran over its alleged nuclear weapons program are part of an escalating trend in US foreign policy that began in the 1980s...On ...[read more]
February 17, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon called for Iran to prove its commitment to not seeking nuclear weapons after giving remarks at an event marking the 15th anniversary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) on Friday. The CTBT bans the testing of nuclear weapons internationally, but it ...[read more]
August 20, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On August 20, 2008, the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) announced that Iraq had signed the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). Most nations in the world are CTBT signatories. In November 2007, Iraq had announced its intention to ...[read more]
July 28, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
The UK Supreme Court on Thursday granted leave of appeal in Ministry of Defence v. AB to British former servicemen seeking compensation for illnesses resulting from participating in nuclear weapons testing. The veterans are seeking to overturn a 2009 High Court ruling that denied the men ...[read more]
February 2, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On February 2, 2010, the US and Russia reached an agreement for the first nuclear weapons reduction treaty since 1991. The New START treaty, which replaced the expired Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, included significant reductions in both the number of deployed nuclear weapons as well as the ...[read more]
December 24, 2010
by Drew Singer
A Swiss judge on Thursday called for the prosecution of three engineers who have links to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for allegedly smuggling nuclear weapons technology to Pakistan. After six years of investigation, Swiss federal magistrate Andreas Mueller recommended that the three ...[read more]

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