Published on October 7th, 2012 | by Wilbert van der Zeijden


Recommended Reading – July 2012

NATO’s Deterrence and Defence Posture Review
Former IKV Pax Christi consultant and nuclear disarmament expert Laurens Hogebrink reflects in 10 talking points on NATO’s disappointing Deterrence and Defence Posture Review (DDPR) adopted on 20 May 2012 by NATO Summit in Chicago.

Weblog on security issues
On bloggers from IKV Pax Christi keep you informed on the latest developments concerning security issues; from nuclear disarmament to cluster munitions, from human security to arms trade. Here is a selection of the blogs of the last couple of weeks:

• A plea for the intelligibilization of international diplomatic language (Guest blog by: Fabian van Langevelde)
• Strengthening the protection for the environment during conflict (Guest blog by: Doug Weir, Project Manager at Toxic Remnants of War)
•Weapon names (2) – Furious Apocalypse (Wilbert van der Zeijden)
• Nuclear Famine: A Billion People at Risk (Susi Snyder)
• Norway conference offers new disarmament perspective (Katja van Hoorn & Mathew Truscot, students ‘Crash Course in Nuclear Diplomacy’)
• Updated version of the ‘The Leaders Handbook of International Relations’(Daan Kayser)
• Weapon names (1): A white guy with a scythe come to get ya (Wilbert van der Zeijden)

For a overview of all blogs please visit

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About the Author

Wilbert van der Zeijden is the senior researcher of the Security and DIsarmament team of PAX. Wilbert currently focusses on getting US nuclear weapons out of Europe; WMD out of the Middle East and your savings out of nuclear weapons producing companies. He graduated at the Vrije University in Amsterdam and previously worked for about nine years for the think-tank Transnational Institute, as their Peace and Security Programme coordinator. Wilbert’s research interests include humanitarian disarmament, NATO and European security, toxic legacies of war and developments in international military infrastructure.

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