The contribution of Professor John Roberts will be greatly missed. He died unexpectedly on 27th February. The Required Mindset drew on thoughts from several of his web posts.
Cdr Robert Green has sent good news from New Zealand: his book, Security Without Nuclear Deterrence, is about to go to print. General Sir Hugh Beach and General Lord David Ramsbotham have co-authored the foreword, and Rebecca Johnson of ACRONYM has written the introduction. The UN Office of Disarmament Affairs is to sponsor its launch in the UN during the NPT Review Conference in May, and Under-Secretary-General Sergio Duarte, UN High Representative for Disarmament, will launch it.