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This discussion group exchanges comments and articles that are relevant, directly or indirectly, to a future Arctic, free of nuclear weapons.  Content, for example, could relate to:-  climate change as related to broadly defined security, nuclear-weapon-free-zones, and human security for the new Arctic.  Members send relevant articles in the media or on the web  to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

March 2014 -Canadian Pugwash members speak at "Nuclear Weapons Past and Present", the Bill Graham Centre, UofT

  • Ramesh Thakur -The Problem of Nuclear Weapons and What To Do About It. [PDF]
  • Adele Buckley - Arctic Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone, Current Proposals [PDF]
  • Ernie Regehr - Situational maritime awareness toward an Arctic Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone
April-May 2014 - Canadian Pugwash Panel Discussions the United Nations' Third Preparatory Committee for the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons [PDF]
  1. Arctic: an essential Nuclear Weapon Free Zone
  2. NATO and the NPT: Implications of Alliance Membership for the NP
  3. New Ideas and Initiatives
2013 - Ernie Regehr DISARMING ARCTIC SECURITY, for the Simons Foundation
  •   NATO and the Arctic [Read]
  •   Missile Defence and the Arctic [Read]
  •   Fighter aircraft and Arctic Sovereignity [Read]
  •   Canada-US Military Cooperation in the Arctic: Bilateralism or Multilateralism? [Read]
  •   Are Russian nuclear weapons on the rise in the Arctic? [Read]

January 2014 - A new paper by Adele Buckley, Michigan State International Law Review,  -
An Arctic-Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone: Circumpolar Non-Nuclear Weapons States Must Originate Negotiation.  [PDF]

Oct 2012 - An Artic Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Needed Now: Cadmus,, by Adele Buckley, Physicist, Engineer and Environmental Scientist; Member of Pugwash Council. Read [pdf]

The purpose of this website is to encourage commencement of the process leading to an Arctic Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone. By providing new papers and commentary, together with copies of articles published elsewhere, we intend to enable both web-based and external discussion. The context and background is provided by relevant articles on other nuclear-weapon-free zones and Arctic security. Find guidance to the site via Site Map and the tab “Arctic Portal”.

Arctic Security Working Group of Canadian Pugwash

 - Dr. Adele Buckley, Pugwash Council; past-Chair and Director, Canadian Pugwash; formerly Vice-President OCETA (Ont.Ctr.Environ.Tech.Adv.)

- Dr. Erika Simpson, Vice-Chair, Canadian Pugwash; Associate Professor Department of Political Science, University of Western Ontario

- Mr. Steven Staples, Director, Canadian Pugwash; President, The Rideau Institute on International Affairs;


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