Chronology

The African Nuclear-Weapon-Free-Zone Treaty (the Treaty of Pelindaba) is opened for signing in Cairo.
11.04.1996
The UN Security Council adopts Resolution 984 on security assurances for states not possessing nuclear weapons.
11.04.1995
Russia’s President issues a decree "On the Measures to Establish the Export Control System in the Russian Federation".
11.04.1992
A U.S. B-29 bomber crashes on a mountain in New Mexico. The atomic explosives on board are partially burned.
11.04.1950

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Blog entries: Security Index

07.05.2015

When the latest issue of the Security Index journal was just about to go to print, I chanced to see a quote from Andreas Hoefert, chief economist of the UBS, a Swiss bank. Speaking last December about the 2015 global economic forecast released by his bank, he had this to say: “We need to be conscious that forecasts are usually more wrong than right. We have so many examples of blunders in forecasts. Maybe the biggest forecast error ever made was by noted economist Irving Fisher, who claimed in September 1929 that ‘equities have reached a permanent plateau”.

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