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CTBT Info Processing Site Launches in Belarus
A new information processing facility in Belarus was set to begin operations on Tuesday in support of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, the Belarusian Telegraph Agency reported.
The Minsk site -- overseen by the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization -- would receive information from the pact's International Monitoring Network, carry out related calculations and send findings to the CTBT International Data Center in Vienna, Austria.
Forty-four "Annex 2" nations must ratify the treaty before it can enter into force. The eight holdouts from that group are China, Egypt, India, Iran, Israel, North Korea, Pakistan and the United States.
Building Mutual Security in the Euro-Atlantic Region: Report Prepared for Presidents, Prime Ministers, Parliamentarians, and Publics
April 3, 2013
This report is the result of a Track II dialogue including distinguished former senior political leaders, senior military officers, defence officials, and security experts from Europe, Russia, and the United States.
April 2, 2013
An op-ed in The International Herald Tribune urging today's leaders to move decisively and permanently toward a new security strategy in the Euro-Atlantic region.
This article provides an overview of Belarus’ historical and current policies relating to nuclear, chemical, biological and missile proliferation.