Why Did Trump Pick a Fight with Putin Over the Nuclear Weapons Treaty?

By Joe Cirincione Published in “Defence One” February 9, 2017 President Donald Trump has already picked a fight with Russia’s Vladimir Putin over nuclear weapons and the New START treaty. It is a curious battle to choose. The treaty enjoys the overwhelming backing of America’s top national security leaders and military commanders. Trump reportedly didn’t know what…

Between Prosperity and Destruction: A Modern Interpretation of the Right to Peaceful Use of Nuclear Energy in Light of the Protection of Human Rights and Future Generations

by Daniel Rietiker Abstract: This chapter takes a new approach to the right to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. The pros and cons of nuclear energy will be assessed in light of human rights standards, whereby civil as well as economic, social and cultural rights will be equally taken into account. Contrary to environmental…

IALANA Bids Farewell to Judge Weeramantry

A giant of the law, Christopher Gregory Weeramantry, died peacefully at his home in Sri Lanka on January 5, 2017. He was everything a lawyer could be: barrister, professor, judge. From 1967 to 1972 he served as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) and then as  a judge of the…

IT IS TWO AND A HALF MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT! До конца света осталось 2,5 минуты Стрелку Часов Судного дня передвинули на 30 секунд вперед

Only in 1953, when the USA and the USSR tested their hydrogen bombs, the world was a more dangerous one according to scientists! For the last two years, the minute hand of the Doomsday Clock stayed set at three minutes before the hour, the closest it had been to midnight since the early 1980s. In…