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VERTIC hosts seminar on ‘scientific and technological capacity for disarmament and non-proliferation’ in New York

On 16 October, VERTIC, together with United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA), hosted a seminar on ‘Scientific and technological capacity for disarmament and non-proliferation’. The seminar took place in New York at the United Nations Headquarters during the second week of the United Nations General Assembly’s 2019 First Committee on Disarmament and International Security.

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VERTIC participates in a seminar on the Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation (HCoC) in Djibouti

On 26 September, Senior Researcher Noel Stott participated in a Foundation for Strategic Research-hosted seminar on the Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation (HCoC) in Djibouti (City), Djibouti. Co-hosted with the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa (UNREC), the event was titled: ‘Dealing with missile proliferation: one side of the non-proliferation and disarmament regime’.

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The Curious Case of Marine Chain: The DPRK cyberscam behind a blockchain-powered maritime investment marketplace

The latest report by the UN Panel of Experts on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) published on 9 March 2019 documents the various ways in which North Korea has continued, over the past year, to evade and violate international sanctions under which it is prohibited from dealing with other States due to concerns about its nuclear weapons and missile technology programmes.

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Science: a Force Multiplier for Disarmament

Last week, we published Trust & Verify No. 163. In the lead article, I write about science diplomacy as a concept and exemplifies this by looking at some relatively recent VERTIC experiences. Science diplomacy is starting to become studied in depth by the European Union, through Horizon 2020 and its S4D4C project. Science diplomacy is engrained in arms control, and especially so in verification. However, much work remains to bring it into an accepted multilateral framework.

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VERTIC at 2019 PrepCom

VERTIC to host a seminar during the 2019 Preparatory Committee for the 2020 NPT Review Conference. Co-hosted with UNODA, the seminar will examine the role of verification in multilateral arms control.

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Our new website

Regular followers of our work will know that we've experimented with several ways in which we can bring Trust & Verify, as well as our opinions out to the broader community. In the past, we have struggled to do so effectively, but thanks to Tarek Atrissi design, we are now able to realise some of our aspirations.

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The Hanoi Summit and its consequences

In Trust & Verify's first Verification Watch article, Researcher Elena Gai writes about the Hanoi Summit between US President Donald Trump and DPRK Chairman Kim Jong-Un. Before one thinks about how to verify, it is essential to consider what to verify. While there has been some progress on denuclearisation, much more remains to be done.

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Science: a Force Multiplier for Disarmament

Last week, we published Trust & Verify No. 163. In the lead article, I write about science diplomacy as a concept and exemplifies this by looking at some relatively recent VERTIC experiences. Science diplomacy is starting to become studied in depth by the European Union, through Horizon 2020 and its S4D4C project. Science diplomacy is engrained in arms control, and especially so in verification. However, much work remains to bring it into an accepted multilateral framework.

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Verification Watch

The Hanoi Summit and its consequences

In Trust & Verify's first Verification Watch article, Researcher Elena Gai writes about the Hanoi Summit between US President Donald Trump and DPRK Chairman Kim Jong-Un. Before one thinks about how to verify, it is essential to consider what to verify. While there has been some progress on denuclearisation, much more remains to be done.

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