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CPG's focus - World peace and promotion of change to advance the cause of peace. Best known for its work on nuclear disarmament, our concern - all causes of global insecurity.

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For more than 50 years the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs have been working for the control, reduction, and eventual elimination of nuclear weapons.

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CPG: A proud tradition started by the 22 eminent scientists, the founding group of Pugwash, who gathered at Thinkers' Lodge in 1957, to discuss the path to nuclear disarmament.

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Nuclear disarmament has always been of central importance to Pugwash. But also - Non-Nuclear Threats to Peace and Security, Institutions for a New World Order, Conflict Resolution, Environment and Global Security, Health, Social and Economic Issues.

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The Russell-Einstein Manifesto of 1955 was a major step in the nuclear disarmament campaign by prominent members of the scientific community.

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Education on global security, in a broad sense, is the mandate of Canadian Pugwash, carried out by sponsoring meetings, workshops and roundtables to foster informed discussion of experts, for the purpose of providing information which can be useful in the formation of government policy.
from amazon.com

©Transaction Publishers (July 31, 2009)

ISBN-10: 1412810361
ISBN-13: 978-1412810364

 

 

Book Description from Amazon.com
In the more than sixty years since the advent of nuclear weapons, there has been little meaningful progress toward nuclear disarmament. Some countries have nuclear weapons, while other states are forbidden to acquire them, a status quo that lacks rational basis and cannot be sustained. In this remarkable collection, scholars and policy analysts argue that humankind has a choice: either allow nuclear weapons to continue to proliferate throughout the world or move toward their complete elimination. The vast majority of people on the planet would surely opt to abolish nuclear weapons. But decisions about nuclear weapons are not made by the public, but by small groups of political elites.  David Krieger is a founder of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
Chapter Nine - The new U.S. doctrine of pre-emptive warfare and its implications for nuclear deterrence and disarmament, by Dr. Erika Simpson

The U.S.  Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), leaked to the media in early 2002, allowed for the use of nuclear weapons in three scenarios...in the same year, the Bush administration declared in its National Security Strategy (NSS): "Given the goals of rogue states and terrorists, the United States can no longer solely rely on a reactive posture as we have in the past... To forestall or prevent such hostile acts the U.S. will, if necessary, act preemptively."

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