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Necessitem un tractat per la prohibició de les armes nuclears

Written by Xavier Bohigas on . Posted in Armamentisme

L’explosió d’una arma nuclear en una ciutat mataria de forma immediata centenars de milers de persones. Unes altres centenars de milers més podrien quedar greument ferides (cegues, cremades, aixafades, amb múltiples fractures,...) i, moltes d’elles, moririen al cap d’un temps.

The incidence of human error in the handling of nuclear weapons

Written by Teresa de Fortuny i Xavier Bohigas on . Posted in Armamentisme

Just one month ago, a news item appeared in the New York Times. The news went unnoticed in our country although the article was also published in Público, the Spanish on-line newspaper, on 9th March 2014.
The New York Times piece reported that the US Defence Secretary, Chuck Hagel, had ordered a review of the military nuclear sector in the wake of reports of cheating and low morale among Air Force officers assigned to nuclear missile bases.

Nuclear Terrorism at a Glance

Written by Xavier Bohigas on . Posted in Armamentisme

Analysis about the possibilities of use of nuclear material in a terrorist attack. Article published in the magazine Mientras Tanto, no. 120, second semester 2013, p. 35-52.
Xavier Bohigas is member of Centre Delàs and Professor in the Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya.
 

Armes químiques, un risc present

Written by Jordi Calvo on . Posted in Armamentisme

Article publicat a l'Anuari 2013 (gener del 2014, Enciclopèdia Catalana SAU).

Des de la seva aparició, els agents tòxics utilitzats per produir armament han sigut objecte de rebuig generalitzat pels seus efectes perniciosos sobre la població civil i les seves seqüeles a llarg termini.

Who looks after the interests of the manufacturers of cluster bombs?

Written by Tica Font on . Posted in Armamentisme

Article published in Publico.es
For years the International civil society has been leading a campaign of disarmament, first carried out a campaign to ban anti-personnel mines in particular and subsequently a campaign to ban cluster munitions.

Tras la Primavera Árabe las exportaciones de armas europeas a Oriente Medio han alcanzado su máximo

Written by Centre Delàs on . Posted in Armamentisme

La publicación del “Decimoquinto Informe anual sobre el control de las exportaciones de tecnología y equipamiento militar” revela que los estados miembro de la Unión Europea (UE) aprobaron en 2012 licencias para la exportación de armas por un valor total de 39.900 millones €.

Análisis de las exportaciones españolas de material de defensa en el 1r semestre de 2013

Written by Centre Delàs on . Posted in Armamentisme

Durante el primer semestre de 2013, se realizaron exportaciones de material de defensa por un valor total de 1.821,4 millones de euros. La cifra de las exportaciones autorizadas fue superior, alcanzando el valor de 3.169,6 millones de euros. Cantidad que está cerca de duplicar las exportaciones realizadas.

In favour of a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons

Written by Centre Delàs on . Posted in Armamentisme

The Centre Delàs, as a part of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN, in English), has developed the following document analysis as a contribution to the campaign.

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