2020年7月13日

REC-PP-10

Nuclear Weapons in the Taiwan Strait (July 2020)

Gregory Kulacki

During the Taiwan Strait Crisis, which began in the fall of 1954 and ended in the fall of 1958, President Dwight Eisenhower prepared to attack the People’s Republic of China (PRC) with nuclear weapons to protect the government of Republic of China (ROC) on Taiwan. US officials involved in the crisis believed credible US threats to use nuclear weapons deterred escalation, and those beliefs played a formative role in the evolution of US nuclear weapons policies that call for the first use of tactical nuclear weapons in a military crisis when victory using conventional weapons is not assured. This examination of the crisis, which includes consideration of documentation from PRC and Soviet archives, calls that belief into question.

★ Full text of REC-PP-10 (PDF) is here.
★ List of RECNA Policy Papers is here.
 

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2020年6月9日

Journal for Peace and Nuclear Disarmament publishes a special collection of interviews with Frank von Hippel, a renowned physicist who has devoted his life to the quest for a world without nuclear weapons.

For 50 years, Dr. von Hippel has been working as a citizen-scientist to reduce the grave dangers to humankind from nuclear-weapon and nuclear-energy programs around the world. In this special collection of edited, illustrated and footnoted interviews, von Hippel describes in vivid personal detail the many policy battles he has taken on, the state of nuclear dangers today, and his hopes for a path forward.

For the collection, see here.
 

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Vol.3, Issue 1 of Journal for Peace and Nuclear Disarmament (J-PAND) is now available online. There are 17 open access articles.

For the issue, see here.

In the issue, RECNA director Fumihiko Yoshida published an article on a workshop jointly held by Sejong Institute (ROK) and RECNA in June 2019. The article is a summary of policy proposal released as an outcome document of the workshop.

Yoshida, Fumihiko. 2020. “From Peace on Korean Peninsula to North East Asia Nuclear Weapon Free Zone.” Journal for Peace and Nuclear Disarmament 3(1): 123-128. [Full Article]
 

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2020 Posters of “The World’s Nuclear Warheads Count” and “The World’s Fissile Material Inventory” were released. Please click on the thumbnail images below and download the pdf posters.
 

The World’s Nuclear Warheads Count

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Jun. 2020 NuclearWH2020_JPN NuclearWH2020_ENG NuclearWH2020_KOR

>> Posters before 2020 can be downloaded from here.

The World’s Fissile Material Inventory

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Jun. 2020 FissileMat2020JPN FissileMat2020ENG FissileMat2020KOR

>> Posters before 2020 can be downloaded from here.
 

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2020年5月28日

Research Center for Nuclear Weapons Abolition, Nagasaki University (RECNA) issued “Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapon (NPT) at its 50th year juncture: thoughts on the postponement of the NPT Review Conference” on April 3, 2020.

>> for details

>> RECNA’s EYE

 

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2020年5月21日

Postponed online event “All humans could be next Hibakushas. All humans could make others be Hibakushas” organized by Nagasaki Youth Delegation 2020 will be held on May 24th.

Time and Date:   May 24 (Sun), 2020 09:00 AM EDT (New York)
May 24 (Sun), 2020 10:00 PM JST (Nagasaki)
May 24 (Sun), 2020 03:00 PM CEST
Place:   Online (Zoom)
Language:   English
Organizer:   Nagasaki Youth Delegation 2020
Sponsor:   PCU Nagasaki Council for Nuclear Weapons Abolition (PCU-NC)
Registration:   You may register for this event from here. If you have already registered for our event originally dated on May 17, you do not need to re-register this time.

 

Poster (PDF)

Even after 75 years from atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we still have about 14,000 nuclear warheads on the world and younger generation from Nagasaki now try to raise fundamental question about our responsibility for nuclear weapons. This presentation was originally scheduled to be presented as a side event at the 2020 NPT Review Conference in NewYork. But because of the pandemic caused by new corona-virus (COVID-19), we decided to present it online with some adjustments.

We expect you to get a strong message from members of Nagasaki Youth Delegation; i.e. “nuclear weapon is your problem“.

 


What is Nagasaki Youth Delegation?
Nagasaki Youth Delegation” is a human resource development project since 2013, sponsored by PCU Nagasaki Council for Nuclear Weapons Abolition composed of Nagasaki Prefecture, Nagasaki City and Nagasaki University.


Contact: nagasaki.youth8th@gmail.com
 

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2020年5月18日

The presentation “All humans could be next Hibakushas. All humans could make others be Hibakushas” by Nagasaki Youth Delegation 8th scheduled for May 17th has been postponed due to the problem with video conferencing tool Zoom.

Another date and time will be announced later. We apologize for this sudden postponement and keeping you waiting.


Contact: pcu_nc@ml.nagasaki-u.ac.jp
 

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2020年5月14日

Nagasaki Youth Delegation will present “All humans could be next Hibakushas. All humans could make others be Hibakushas” to send a message for nuclear weapons abolition from Nagasaki.

Time and Date:   May 17 (Sun), 2020 08:00 AM EST
May 17 (Sun), 2020 09:00 AM EDT (New York)
May 17 (Sun), 2020 10:00 PM JST (Nagasaki)
May 17 (Sun), 2020 03:00 PM CEST
Place:   Online (Zoom)
Language:   English
Organizer:   Nagasaki Youth Delegation 2020
Sponsor:   PCU Nagasaki Council for Nuclear Weapons Abolition (PCU-NC)
Registration:   You may register for this event from here.

 

Poster (PDF)

Even after 75 years from atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we still have about 14,000 nuclear warheads on the world and younger generation from Nagasaki now try to raise fundamental question about our responsibility for nuclear weapons. This presentation was originally scheduled to be presented as a side event at the 2020 NPT Review Conference in NewYork. But because of the pandemic caused by new corona-virus (COVID-19), we decided to present it online with some adjustments.

We expect you to get a strong message from members of Nagasaki Youth Delegation; i.e. “nuclear weapon is your problem“.

 


What is Nagasaki Youth Delegation?
Nagasaki Youth Delegation” is a human resource development project since 2013, sponsored by PCU Nagasaki Council for Nuclear Weapons Abolition composed of Nagasaki Prefecture, Nagasaki City and Nagasaki University.


Contact: nagasaki.youth8th@gmail.com
 

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2020年5月7日

RECNA Newsletter Vol.8 No.2 (March 31, 2020)

Newsletter Vol.8 No.2 _ Nagasaki special citizens’ seminar: Commemorating the publication of the Japanese-language version of Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War by Susan Southard
— Keiko Nakamura

Pope Francis’s visit to the atomic bombing site
— Chie Shijo

Nagasaki special citizens’ seminar: US Tactical Nuclear Weapons in Asia: Past Present and Future
— Tatsujiro Suzuki

Promulgation of Japan-ROK proposal for a Northeast Asia Nuclear Weapons-Free Zone (NEA-NWFZ) (Japanese, English)
— Fumihiko Yoshida

RECNA Holds “Nagasaki Atomic Bombing and Postwar History Research Society” Symposium
— Taeko Kiriya

Does the Chair’s Report of the Group of Eminent Persons Build Bridges to Nuclear Disarmament?
— Masao Tomonaga

Nagasaki Youth Delegation Activities up to now
— Nagasaki Youth Delegation

>>for details

 

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2020年4月27日

A concise guide to NEA-NWFZA concise guide to “Northeast Asia Nuclear Weapon Free Zone (NEA-NWFZ) and the Comprehensive Approach,” which has been proposed by the Research Center for Nuclear Weapons Abolition, Nagasaki University (RECNA) as a path to achieve a more peaceful and secure Northeast Asia without nuclear weapons.

You can access the eBook version of the guide 2020 from here.
There are also PDF versions for browsing and printing.

 

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