In the seventh workshop of our series "Security and the Left in Europe - Towards a New Left Concept of Security", we will discuss with Tom Unterrainer on steps towards a nuclear-free Europe in the current context of the war in Ukraine and the threat of nuclear escalation.
This workshop takes place in light of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the escalating threats to use nuclear weapons as well as calls to further weaponise our continent. Nuclear deterrence was thought to be a thing of the past, but the nightmare of a nuclear war seems closer than ever. The situation is dire and therefore spaces of honest exchange on non-militarised security concepts are more needed than ever.
The entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) on 22 January 2021 has been a major milestone in the struggle for world free of nuclear weapons. The TPNW has currently 60 state parties and 86 signatories. The First Meeting of States Parties is scheduled for 21 to 23 June 2022 in Vienna.
Therefore, we will discuss on the following questions:
Tuesday, 17 May 2022
Tom Unterrainer, chair of Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) and member of the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation;
Axel Ruppert, project manager at the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Brussels Office on the topics of peace, security and disarmament as well as EU militarisation and the European arms industry.
The webinar is organised in cooperation with the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Brussels Office