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VERTIC launches new mailing list

The new VERTIC mailing list with a Summer/Autumn 2021 email update has just been sent out. If you were not on the list then the contents from the mail can be found here. If you want to be added to the list then please signup here:

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VERTIC input into China-Europe Dialogue on ‘Global Arms Control’

On October 11, Acting Executive Director Larry Macfaul and Assistant Researcher Anuradha Damale provided presentations and recommendations at a joint China-Europe dialogue on Global Arms Control. The dialogue was organised by the Chinese People’s Association for Peace and Disarmament (CPAPD) and the University of Bradford. Larry’s contributions focussed on processes and the opportunities to build […]

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VERTIC Commentary on the UK’s Integrated Review

Senior Researchers Dr Grant Christopher and Alberto Muti contributed to a compendium on the non-proliferation aspect in the UK's Integrated Review, published by King's College London. They argue the UK has created a tension between its nuclear strategy and fulfilment of its non-proliferation obligations. As they argue: ‘That the UK reversed a course of three-decades [...]

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African Consultative Meeting: building an African Nuclear Disarmament Verification hub

On 16 and 17 September 2021, the Radiation and Health Physics Unit, University of the Witwatersrand and VERTIC hosted another African regional workshop to further discuss the establishment of an African Nuclear Disarmament Verification hub. The workshop was the sixth of a series of regional workshops. Three commissioned papers were presented on: African networks available […]

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VERTIC presents at SPS21 on bridging the gap between science and politics

On September 9 Senior Researcher Elena Gai made a presentation on ‘Building Capacity on Multilateral Verification of Nuclear Disarmament: Options for Broadening and Sustaining Involvement Globally’ within the framework of the ’21 SPS Aachen Conference. She provided lessons from the field in bridging the gap between science and politics, a goal very close to the mission […]

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VERTIC presents as Guest of the BWC Meeting of Experts

National Implementation Measures (NIM) Programme Director, Dr Sonia Drobysz, presented as a Guest of the Meeting at the third Meetings of Experts (“MX 3”) to the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) on Friday 3 September. The 2020 Meetings of Experts took place from 30 August to 8 September 2021 in Geneva, Switzerland, having been postponed for […]

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VERTIC presents on current nuclear disarmament verification initiatives at the IX International Conference ‘Semipalatinsk Test Site: Legacy and Prospects for Scientific-Technical Potential’

On September 8  Senior Researcher Elena Gai presented on current nuclear disarmament verification initiatives at the IX International Conference ‘Semipalatinsk Test Site: Legacy and Prospects for Scientific-Technical Potential’, which featured interventions from representatives of Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the National Nuclear Centre and other scientific institutes as well as diplomatic personalities […]

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VERTIC and the University of the Witwatersrand host the fifth workshop to discuss the establishment of an African Nuclear Disarmament Verification research and innovation hub

On 06 September 2021, the Radiation and Health Physics Unit, University of the Witwatersrand and VERTIC) hosted another online African regional workshop to further discuss the establishment of an African Nuclear Disarmament Verification hub.

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