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October 6, 2017

This Nobel Peace Prize is a joke – removing all nuclear weapons would destabilise the world

Henry Jackson Society

By Timothy Stafford.

In 2007, the Nobel committee awarded the Peace Prize to Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The following year, it honoured Barack Obama – only recently installed as President – for pledging to make arms control a governing priority. In 2012, it was the European Union, then mired in economic and institutional crisis.

Earlier today, the Nobel Committee yet again moved to bolster a campaign or organisation of which it approves, by recognising the work of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN).

 The Peace Prize has become a means of encouragement, rather than a reward. In this instance, bolstering a coalition seeking to institute a Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons via the United Nations. The award is woefully misconceived.

Read more in The Telegraph