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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 of the Standing Committee for Peace and International Security at the Inter-Parliamentary Union’s (IPU) 139th assembly. The …

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

David Franco is a alumnus of the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS University of London and, former SCRAP Project Co-ordinator from 2011 to 2012. Interview by: Alexandra MacAulay Abdelwahab What was it like working for SCRAP between 2011 and 2012? I first got involved with SCRAP in July 2011, near the end …

Interview with SCRAP Alumnus David Franco Read More »

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 the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan during the final stages of World War II. The …

Hiroshima and Nagasaki : The Legacy of Nuclear Weapons and Disarmament Read More »

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 latest round of presidential meetings. At a time when Stanley Kubrick’s General Jack D. Ripper in Dr. …

The summit strategy we really need Read More »

WATCH: Secretary-General Antonio Guterres introduces his disarmament agenda. We’ve summarised the Securing Our Common Future: An Agenda for Disarmament report released last month by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the Office for Disarmament Affairs. In the report, Guterres sets out a comprehensive framework for general and complete disarmament that places it at the centre of …

40 Acts to Save the World : Secretary-General’s Agenda for Disarmament Read More »

On 24th May, United Nations Secretary General António Guterres released his new agenda for general and complete disarmament at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, which included a plan to control and eliminate weapons of mass destruction, conventional weapons and new battlefield technologies. The report includes a commitment by the Secretary-General to boost nuclear disarmament discussions …

UN Secretary General disarmament report a comprehensive agenda for disarmament Read More »

By Sid Bagri, MA Candidate, Centre for International Studies & Diplomacy, SOAS University of London and SCRAP student Ambassador. The world is currently inching towards a precipice. North Korea’s nuclear ambitions have put Asian security in a precarious position and it risks dragging in other world powers that also have a stake in the region, …

Prospects for Arms Control in North-East Asia Read More »

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 event was held at the Palais des Nations and featured a lively panel discussion on the future …

SCRAP hosts event at UN Geneva Read More »

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 (ICAN) has been awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of its role to achieve the Treaty on the …

SOAS students part of the Nobel Laureate anti-nuclear campaign Read More »