Briefing Booklets

NAPF regularly publishes briefing booklets targeted toward both decision makers and individuals who want to further educate themselves on nuclear weapons issues.

Working Paper for the UN Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty Negotiations

The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation submitted this working paper, entitled “The Dangers of Nuclear Deterrence, and the Threat of Use of Nuclear Weapons: Important Elements to Include in a Legally Binding Instrument” to the United Nations conference to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading toward their total elimination in June 2017.

Good Faith: Essential for Nuclear Disarmament and Human Survival

Judge Christopher Weeramantry was Vice President of the International Court of Justice in 1996 when it ruled on the illegality of the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons. In this briefing paper for the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Judge Weeramantry lays out a strong case for the concept of “good faith” in international nuclear disarmament negotiations. NAPF re-issued this paper for the United Nations conference to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading toward their total elimination.

Nuclear Zero Lawsuits: Bold Action to Enforce Article VI of the Non-Proliferation Treaty

This briefing paper for the 2014 Non-Proliferation Treaty PrepCom introduces the Nuclear Zero Lawsuits, filed by the Marshall Islands against all nine nuclear-armed nations on April 24, 2014. The paperincludes an introduction to the lawsuits and the full text of the application against the United Kingdom filed at the International Court of Justice.

Fifty Years After the Cuban Missile Crisis: Time to Stop Bluffing at Nuclear Poker

Martin Hellman, Professor Emeritus at Stanford University and a NAPF Associate, details many of the risks during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 as well as nuclear risks that persist today.

Nuclear Weapons and a Sustainable Future

In this briefing paper for the 2012 Non-Proliferation Treaty PrepCom, NAPF President David Krieger outlines the bold actions that are needed to achieve a world free of nuclear weapons before it is too late.

Shifting the Mindset

In this briefing booklet for the 2010 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference, David Krieger discusses the need to change our modes of thinking about nuclear weapons. Nuclear deterrence and Mutual Assured Destruction are concepts that can only lead to omnicide – the death of all.

A Return to Sanity

This briefing booklet by NAPF President David Krieger was written during the 2008 campaign for U.S. President. It outlines the urgent need for the United States to take a productive, active leadership role in abolishing nuclear weapons.