Thursday, 20 November 2014 12:00

The irrational fear of Iran

WITH the Nov 24 deadline for an agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme fast approaching, more and more attention has been cast on Iran’s role in the Middle East and how the West should deal with this problem. So much hype has been made over the idea that Iran could develop nuclear weapons, even though the Islamic Republic insists that its nuclear programme is for peaceful purposes. Consider this: 31 countries already have nuclear reactors, eight have nuclear weapons.................Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)

 

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Tuesday, 30 April 2013 00:00

The nuclear illusion

AS delegates from 189 countries gather to prepare for the next Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference, due in 2015, I am reminded of my first official briefing, as a young Australian minister back in the early 1980s, on United States nuclear strategy -- in the bowels of the Pentagon, by a man with a white dust jacket and a pointer who looked uncannily like Woody Allen................Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)

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Wednesday, 02 January 2013 15:54

Nuke Weapons' risks outweigh benefits

One of the most dispiriting features of today's international debates is the threat to humanity posed by the world's 23,000 nuclear weapons - and by those who would build more of them, or be only too wiling to use them........... Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)