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This discussion group exchanges comments and articles that are relevant, directly or indirectly, to a future Arctic, free of nuclear weapons.  Content, for example, could relate to:-  climate change as related to broadly defined security, nuclear-weapon-free-zones, and human security for the new Arctic.  Members send relevant articles in the media or on the web  to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

March 2014 -Canadian Pugwash members speak at "Nuclear Weapons Past and Present", the Bill Graham Centre, UofT

  • Ramesh Thakur -The Problem of Nuclear Weapons and What To Do About It. [PDF]
  • Adele Buckley - Arctic Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone, Current Proposals [PDF]
  • Ernie Regehr - Situational maritime awareness toward an Arctic Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone
April-May 2014 - Canadian Pugwash Panel Discussions the United Nations' Third Preparatory Committee for the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons [PDF]
  1. Arctic: an essential Nuclear Weapon Free Zone
  2. NATO and the NPT: Implications of Alliance Membership for the NP
  3. New Ideas and Initiatives
2013 - Ernie Regehr DISARMING ARCTIC SECURITY, for the Simons Foundation
  •   NATO and the Arctic [Read]
  •   Missile Defence and the Arctic [Read]
  •   Fighter aircraft and Arctic Sovereignity [Read]
  •   Canada-US Military Cooperation in the Arctic: Bilateralism or Multilateralism? [Read]
  •   Are Russian nuclear weapons on the rise in the Arctic? [Read]

January 2014 - A new paper by Adele Buckley, Michigan State International Law Review,  -
An Arctic-Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone: Circumpolar Non-Nuclear Weapons States Must Originate Negotiation.  [PDF]

Oct 2012 - An Artic Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Needed Now: Cadmus,, by Adele Buckley, Physicist, Engineer and Environmental Scientist; Member of Pugwash Council. Read [pdf]

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Nuclear and Conventional Extended Deterrence in a Northeast Asian Nuclear Weapons-Free Zone - Summary Report of the East Asia Nuclear Security Workshop

By Binoy Kampark, Peter Hayes and Richard Tanter

January 31, 2012

A Proposal for a Nuclear Weapons-Free Zone in Northeast Asia Morton H. Halperin
East Asia Nuclear Security Workshop, Tokyo, Japan
November 11, 2011
A Northeast Asia Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone With a Three Plus Three Arrangement Hiromichi Umebayashi
East Asia Nuclear Security Workshop, Tokyo, Japan
November 11, 2011
Is a Nuclear-free East Asia Possible? Opportunities and Constraints

By Peter Hayes

Report from the 6th Jeju Forum Panel, May 28, 2011

Implementing A Japanese-Korean Nuclear Weapon Free Zone: Precedents, Legal Forms, Governance, Scope And Domain, Verification And Compliance, And Regional Benefits

Michael Hamel-Green, September 28th, 2010

Korea-Japan Nuclear Weapon Free Zone (KJNWFZ) Concept Paper

Nautilus Institute, May 6, 2010

The Status Quo Isn't Working: A Nuke-Free Zone Is Needed Now

Peter Hayes, October 13th, 2010

A Northeast Asian Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone Is Unrealistic

By Masashi Nishihara, October 14th, 2010

Political Prospects for a NWFZ in Northeast Asia

By Leon V. Sigal, September 21st, 2010

Treaty on the Northeast Asia Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone (tentative translation) (listed at


The Democratic Party of Japan Nuclear Disarmament Group, August 2008