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Disarmament that Saves Lives

Opportunities and Challenges drawn from the Panel Discussion, “Building on the Secretary General’s Disarmament Agenda” (Centre for International Studies & Diplomacy at SOAS University of London, UNOG, 12th February 2019) by Marc Finaud, Geneva Centre for Security Policy… Read More

The SCRAP Treaty

Ahead of our panel discussion at the Palais-des-Nations on February 12th, we present the first draft of the SCRAP Treaty. The Strategic Concept for the Removal of Arms and Proliferation is designed to implement the recent foundational initiative… Read More

Regional Initiatives, the DPRK and Iran, and the Platinum Standard.

By Pierce Corden January 19th, 2019   In considering denuclearizing the DPRK and efforts to address the Iranian situation and the JCPOA, steps can be taken to strengthen security in the regions where the states are located:  Northeast… Read More

WATCH: Interview with Dr. Dan Plesch on Truthloader

This is an older interview but many of the themes are still relevant today. In August 2014, Dr. Dan Plesch sat down with Truthloader to talk about the possibility of World War III. The interview is split into… Read More

Briefing by Dr Dan Plesch at NPT PrepCom 2018 on ‘Could the US win World War III without using nuclear weapons?’

Fear of world war has crept back with alarming swings in the political mood.   Crises and hopes on the Korean peninsula and the NPT talks  in Geneva will be followed this month by the UN Secretary General’s new disarmament… Read More

SCRAP hosts event at UN Geneva

On 12 February, 2018, SCRAP had its sixth annual appointment to the United Nations in Geneva, as part of an event hosted by the Permanent Mission of Kazakhstan, discussing ‘Weapons Development and Disarmament: Challenges and Opportunities’.   The… Read More

SOAS students part of the Nobel Laureate anti-nuclear campaign

This post originally appeared on the CISD website on 9 October 2017. The Strategic Concept for the Removal of Arms and Proliferation (SCRAP), as a member of ICAN’s coalition of partner organizations, is thrilled that the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons… Read More

Dr. Dan Plesch speaks about SCRAP at the UN in New York

In an interview with MA International Studies and Diplomacy student Alexandra MacAulay Abdelwahab, Dr. Dan Plesch, Director of the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD) at SOAS University of London, speaks about SCRAPS recent meeting at the United… Read More

Reflections on the General Debate of the First Committee, General Assembly of the United Nations

This blog post was written by Panida Wayrojpitak, a second-year international relations student at SOAS University of London. To learn more about this subject, or to follow the UN debate yourself, please visit the following: Link to the… Read More

Lobby the General Assembly for a resolution on General and Complete Disarmament

Join our campaign to pressure the United Nations General Assembly for a resolution on General and Complete Disarmament (GDC). Send a letter to your country’s UN representative:   Letter Template Your Excellency, I am writing to you to ask that… Read More