Negotiations on a treaty declaring nuclear weapons illegal are planned for 2017. So far, Germany and others have tried to block this process, even while officially supporting a nuclear-weapon-free world. These contradictions will soon end, however: states will have to pick sides.
On the occasion of his historic visit to Hiroshima, US President Obama called for a moral revolution on nuclear weapons. At the same time, however, his administration is boycotting the current initiative to stigmatize them, and plans to spend over one trillion dollars on the renewal of the US arsenal.
The path of least resistance
German disarmament policy is similarly contradictory: …read more
Source: Heinrich Boell Foundation