Dr Tarja Cronberg
Dr Tarja Cronberg is a Distinguished Associate Fellow with the European Security Programme (SIPRI). Cronberg has a long record of activities both as an academic in security and peace studies and as a politician in foreign and security policy, with special focus on non-proliferation and nuclear disarmament. Most recently she, as a member of the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee and subcommittee for Security and Defence, worked with the Iran nuclear issue as the Chair of the EP´s delegation for relations with Iran. In December 2013 she led the first official delegation (in six years) of the EP to Iran.
7 July 2017 was a momentous day for disarmament and arms control. On that day, 122 states approved the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, often called ‘the ban treaty’, at the United Nations in New York. Once 50 states have ratified the treaty, nuclear weapons will be illegal. The agreement will prohibit the possession of nuclear weapons for all states in the same way as the chemical and biological weapon conventions have prohibited those weapons for all.