Aug 11, 2014

Asia's biggest security forum urges North Korea to disarm

North Korea was called upon Sunday by a large majority of foreign ministers who attended Asia’s largest security forum to immediately abandon its nuclear arms and missile programs. While the key topics at the forum, including regional maritime issues, were nothing new, at least ...

Tiny Marshall Islands sues nine nuclear-armed powers

Apr 24, 2014

Tiny Marshall Islands sues nine nuclear-armed powers

The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands is taking on the United States and the world’s eight other nuclear-armed nations with an unprecedented lawsuit demanding that they meet their obligations toward disarmament and accusing them of “flagrant violations” of international law. The island ...

Jan 20, 2014

Kishida calls for stricter nuclear export controls in Asia

Japan unveiled a fresh initiative Monday to promote nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation and urged other Asian nations to strengthen their export controls to prevent such countries as North Korea and Iran from acquiring nuclear-related materials. “It is becoming more important for Asian countries to ...