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SCRAP at the 139th IPU Assembly: Continuing Dialogue of Disarmament

By Harriet Hanssen, SCRAPweapons Social Media and Communications assistant and MA student at the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, SOAS As SCRAP followers will remember, Monday October 15th saw SCRAP director Dr. Dan Plesch chair the discussion… Read More

Reflections on US involvement in the Saudi-Yemen War: America and the ATT

By Sid Bagri, MA student at the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, SOAS. Even when broken down into statistics, the humanitarian toll is sobering. With 10,000 civilians dead, 22 million in need of aid, 8 million subjected… Read More

#IPU139 – Discussion Points and Livestream

Tomorrow’s (15th October) highly anticipated Inter-Parliamentary Union panel discussion with the Standing Committee for Peace and International Security, chaired by Dr. Dan Plesch, will discuss comprehensive disarmament and non-proliferation. The panel will consist of Ambassador Janis Karklins, Permanent Representative… Read More

SCRAP at the 139th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly

Dr. Dan Plesch, of CISD and SCRAP, moderates meeting of 170+ countries of the 139th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly in Geneva On Monday the 15th of October, Dr. Plesch will chair a plenary discussion with the panel for the Standing Committee… Read More

Future Weapons Technology: Why the analogy of nuclear cannot be applied to cyberspace, and how to respond to new logic

Written by Isabella Steel, MA International Studies and Diplomacy Candidate 2017/2018 at SOAS University of London Comparisons are often made between the regulation of cyber and nuclear weapons. This analogy, however, is severely limited – particularly in relation… Read More

SCRAP Needs You

Written by David Franco, alumnus of the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS University of London, and former SCRAP Project Co-ordinator from 2011 to 2012. If, in 2010, someone had predicted that in less than a decade… Read More

Hiroshima and Nagasaki : The Legacy of Nuclear Weapons and Disarmament

Written by Alexandra MacAulay Abdelwahab, MA International Studies and Diplomacy Student at SOAS University of London and social media and public engagement coordinator for SCRAP. It’s been 73 years this week since the United States detonated atomic bombs over… Read More

Nuclear disarmament is crucial for global security – it shouldn’t have to wait

Dan Plesch, SOAS, University of London A network of global institutions were created in 1945 to try and avert another global conflict. They have been gradually undermined over the last 20 years, and now we see them being… Read More

The summit strategy we really need

Written by Dr. Dan Plesch, Director of the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD) at SOAS University of London and Kevin Miletic (PhD Candidate and Project Manager, CISD) Fear of war looms in the background of the… Read More

Reconciling National Security with General and Complete Disarmament

SCRAP was recently mentioned in a new paper by Marc Finaud, an expert from the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), titled “Reconciling National Security with General and Complete Disarmament.” Finaud was invited by the Permanent Representative of Belarus, Ambassador Yuri… Read More