Erosion of Arms Control

On October 17, I was invited to participate in the subject panel held as a side event during the current session of the UN’s First Committee. The panel was chaired by Sergio Duarte, President of International Pugwash and included Prof Nina Tannenwald of Brown University (author of the “nuclear taboo” thesis); Anne Kempaiinen (Minister Counsellor-EU Delegation Geneva) and Andrey Baklitskiy (PIR Centre Moscow). I attach my remarks at the panel.

For those interested, a report on the session appeared in the First Committee Monitor, Vol.17 No.3, Oct 21, 2019 available at