Security Cosmopolitanism 2.0

United Nations headquarters, New York City. Photo by Anthony Burke ©2014 Last month the second installation of my work developing the theory of security cosmopolitanism was published in Critical Studies on Security, along with a second forum focussed on the theory with new commentaries by Pinar Bilgin, Rita Floyd, Simon Dalby, Oliver Richmond and Fiona […]

Nuclear Futures after the #NPT2015

Nuclear Futures after the #NPT2015

Originally posted on Security Dilemmas:
Watching global governance fail is a sobering thing. The 9th Review Conference of the NPT ended late in the evening of Friday 22 May with no final outcome document – no frank assessment of progress, no benchmarks, and no plans. At a time when there are serious fears that disarmament…

The Disarmament Puzzle at #NPT2015

The Disarmament Puzzle at #NPT2015

Originally posted on Security Dilemmas:
On a stairway above first avenue in New York City, opposite the United Nations, is a wall into which are carved the famous words from the Book of Isaiah: “They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation.…

ICCS goes to the #NPT2015

ICCS goes to the #NPT2015

Originally posted on Security Dilemmas:
The 9th Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) has now been underway for a week, at the United Nations Headquarters. The five-yearly “Revcon” is a crucial international meeting that has the aim of improving and strengthening one of the most important…

The silence of Kyoto: Q Symposium 2015

This weekend I had the honour of attending the Q Symposium: Peace and Security in a Quantum Age, hosted by the Centre for International Security Studies at the University of Sydney. I spoke in a session on “Diplomacy” with Rebecca Adler-Nissen and Vincent Pouliot, and addressed the challenge that climate change and the looming global […]