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This week’s research guide Disarmament
During the process of reducing a nation’s supply of weapons or the strength of its armed forces (arms control, reduction in arms) the main focus nowadays is on three categories of weapons: weapons of an indiscriminate effect (cluster munitions, landmines), biological and chemical weapons and the (non-) proliferation of nuclear weapons (nuclear disarmament).Check our Research Guide on Disarmament
Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)
Former South African President Nelson Mandela (Madiba) passed away on Thursday December 5, 2013, at age of 95, after a long illness at his home in Johannesburg. “I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons will live together in harmony with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for, and to see realised. But my Lord, if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”Read blog
- Gerstein, D.M., National Security and Arms Control in the Age of Biotechnology: the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention, Lanham, Rowman & Littlefield, 2013.
- Pifer, S. and O'Hanlon, M.E., The Opportunity: Next Steps in reducing Nuclear Arms, Washington, DC,Brookings Institution Press, 2012.
- Kelle, A., K. Nixdorff and M. Dando (eds.), Preventing a Biochemical Arms Race, Stanford, CA, Stanford Security Studies, 2012.
- Joyner, D.H. and Roscini, M. (eds.), Non-Proliferation Law as a Special Regime: a Contribution to Fragmentation Theory in International Law, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2012.
- Bryden, A., International Law, Politics, and Inhumane Weapons: the Effectiveness of Global Landmine Regimes, London, Routledge, 2013.
- Cimbala, S.J., Nuclear Weapons in the Information Age, New York, NY, Continuum, 2012.