Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, SOAS University of London dp27@soas.ac.uk


SCRAP consists of a research agenda that builds upon issues outlined in the SCRAP Proposal. Please see the documents below for more details:

SCRAP Draft Resolution Text (PDF Document) – Basic Elements of an internationally legally-binding agreement on General and Complete Disarmament

Reintroducing Disarmament and Cooperative Security to the Toolbox of 21st Century Leaders – Joint Publication with Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) on disarmament and cooperative security aimed at renewing emphasis on cooperation to reverse potentially dangerous competitive security dynamics. Written by Dr. Dan Plesch, Kevin Miletic (PhD Candidate, SOAS) and Tariq Rauf.

UNODA Occasional Papers No. 28 – Rethinking General and Complete Disarmament in the Twenty-first Century – This publication examines the historic, strategic, humanitarian and economic aspects of general and complete disarmament to elaborate and elevate the case for prohibiting conventional weapons systems as well as nuclear weapons. The featured articles were originally presented at the seminar held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 21 October 2015 entitled: “Comprehensive Approaches for Disarmament in the Twenty-first Century: Rethinking General and Complete Disarmament”.

General and Complete Disarmament: The Other Side of Article 6 (Word Document)- This paper offers ideas for a renewed holistic approach building on best practice and taking inspiration from Article VI of the NPT, which mandates negotiations “in good faith on effective measures relating to cessation of the nuclear arms race at an early date and to nuclear disarmament, and on a treaty on general and complete disarmament under strict and effective control.”

Mission Statement and Research Agenda for the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD) at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University of London and Partners, by Paul Schulte Enhancing Cooperative Security and Transparency to Promote Stability, Trust and Disarmament (Word Document)

Plausibly Proving the Negative: The Normalising a General Technical Accountability Obligation in Arms Control and Non-Proliferation. Lecture delivered by Paul Schulte  (PowerPoint document)

Basic Elements of an internationally legally-binding agreement on General and Complete Disarmament

United Nations General Assembly Resolutions with references to ‘General and Complete Disarmament’ (1946 – 2015)

Related Treaty and Framework Links

Securing Our Common Future – The UN Secretary-General’s Agenda for Disarmament (Announced May 2018)

Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT)

2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT)

Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE Treaty)

Vienna Document On Confidence and Security-Building Measures

Treaty on Open Skies

Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START I)


Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty

Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

AP Mine Ban Convention

Convention on Cluster Munitions

Arms Trade Treaty

Chemical Weapons Convention

Biological Weapons Convention

Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Disarmament and Globalisation at SOAS

SCRAP is part of the Disarmament and Globalisation research programme at the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS, University of London.

Read the Disarmament & Globalisation project proposal or a summary version.

For more information about the Centre visit our website at: https://www.soas.ac.uk/cisd/