During the symposium ‘Science and Diplomacy for Peace and Security: the CTBT@20‘ from 25 January to 4 February 2016 at the Vienna International Centre in Austria, IDN-InDepthNews (IDN), flagship ofthe International Press Syndicate (INPS), interviewed Dr. Lassia Zerbo, Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO). The interview focuses on what the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) is about, why it has not yet entered into force, and what the CTBTO is doing to overcome hurdles on way to its becoming a de jure global treaty. The interview is part of a series of Disarmament Talks the International Press Syndicate initiated during the 25th UN Conference on Disarmament Issues in Hiroshima 26-28 August 2015. It was conducted by Ramesh Jaura, Director-General and Editor-in-Chief of INPS and IDN, and edited by Katsuhiro Asagiri, President of INPS Japan and head of INPS East Asia in Tokyo.
IDN has also published a series of three in-depth articles on the CTBT:
- Banning The Bomb With Science And Diplomacy – 20 January 2016
- Nuclear-Test-Ban Debate Focuses on Iran and North Korea – 31 January 2016
- Japan and Kazakhstan Campaign for Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty – 1 February 2016