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North Korea [What Think Tanks are thinking]

North Korea has stepped up its nuclear plans with the underground detonation of a hydrogen bomb and tests of its first suspected Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs), moves perceived as a major threat to global security. Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly on 19 September, U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea if the United States is forced to defend itself or its allies against that country. Continue reading

Reform of the United Nations [What Think Tanks are Thinking]

Written by Marcin Grajewski As the United Nations celebrates its 70th anniversary and its General Assembly holds its annual September sessions, the need to overhaul the organisation is widely recognised, but the differing national interests of its most powerful members hinder any major reform. Proposals concern most UN activities, from the composition and decision-making in … Continue reading

Ridding Syria of chemical weapons: the complications that lie ahead

[last update 16/01/2014] Under the supervision of international experts from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Syrian personnel began the process of dismantling the country’s chemical weapons (CW) programme on Sunday 6 October 2013. The move follows a major chemical weapons attack in the Ghouta suburbs of Damascus on 21 August 2013, … Continue reading

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