+++++++++++++++++++ WHAT'S NEW IN INES? +++++++++++++++++++

No. 5/1998 -------------------------Dateline: 15 March 1998


Editor: Tobias Damjanov

Am Beckerkamp 12/app.26, D-21031 Hamburg, Germany

phone/fax: (49-40) 7269 2394


INES homepage: http://www.mindspring.com/~us016262/ines.html



=== > Please do not forget to inform us about changes of your email address or your homepage!


=== > New Ines Newsletter

INES Newsletter No. 21/February 1998 is out now. The full text of it is available via the INES homepage at http://www.mindspring.com/~us016262/ines.html


=== > Member Organisations' + Project Groups' News


[Although this message was already distributed via INESNet, I reprint here parts of it due to its INES relevance and importance; ed.]

Dear Friends in INES,

In last meeting in Riga a project was initiated on ENERGY TECHNOLOGY, see description after the information spacer below. Now, since some months we have our own discussion forum INESTECH and are now asking for participants to join this forum. It is open for all INES members and related individuals interested in the project. 

To learn how to subscribe send a message to  with HELP in the subject line. 

I do hope the 10 individuals developing this project proposal in Riga form the core group and that we get a number additional participants to reach the critical mass needed in any productive discussion. After the Kyoto Climate Conference the need for changes in energy technology and policy is more obvious than ever ! 

Paul Collander <> TEP / TFL

[please contact him to learn more about the INES project proposals; ed.]


<> INESAP Middle East Project

On 5 March, Martin Kalinowski wrote:

'' We have prepared a new project related to security in the Middle East and with the goal to contribute to steps towards a weapons of mass destruction free zone in that region.  Since we are scientists, our approach will be focused on technical means for confidence building. At the present situation nothing more than  non-intrusive monitoring can be established.''

!INFO! For a short description of the project, please contact Martin Kalinowski at <>


<> INES Project Groups

To the convenors of all INES Project Groups

Dear friends,

As WNII is aiming at providing up-to-date information from inside INES to all INES members, I very much would like to include information on the activities of the INES Project Groups. Therefore, I KINDLY REQUEST THE CONVENORS OF ALL INES PROJECT GROUPS TO SEND TO ME A BRIEF SUMMARY ON THE CURRENT WORK OF YOUR PROJECT GROUP. 

Sincerely yours,

Tobias Damjanov, editor, WNII

!NOTE! I published this request already in the previous WNII issue but the feedback is very poor.



++++++ NUCLEAR WEAPONS ++++++


=== > Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones in the 21st Century

This is the title of a new publication released by the UN Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR).

!CONTACT! UNIDIR, Palais des Nations, CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland;

Tel.: (41-22) 734 6011, Fax: (41-22) 733 9879 (no email available)


=== > European Abolition listserver

The European branch of the Abolition 2000 Network has established a listserver of its own named ''abolition-europe''. To subscribe send a message to: <> under the subject line write subscribe abolition-europe Put no text in the message. You will then receive confirmation and you can send messages to the listserv at <>





=== > World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

You may wish to know that the Geneva-based WBCSD - with 123 members around the world  - runs a useful website at: http://www.wbcsd.ch  E-mail Jennifer Ross <>


++++++ WHISTLEBLOWERS ++++++ 

=== > What is happening with Mordechai Vanunu?

Fredrik S. Heffermehl from Norway is distributing a report upon request which informs, among other things, about the possibility that Vanunu might be transferred to a ''normal'' prison. It also refers to the health situation of Vanunu and other details.

!CONTACT! Fredrik S. Heffermehl <>


++++++ BRIEFINGS ++++++

 === > AsianDOC Electronic Newsletter

Following discussions at the International Congress of Asian and North African Studies (ICANAS) in Budapest (June, 1997) and subsequent e-mail correspondence, a new electronic newsletter is being initiated. Its purpose is to support scholars, librarians, and researchers world-wide who are developing text or image databases in the various fields of Asian/EurAsian Studies or who are incorporating materials in Asian languages into larger databases, and to promote better communication among them. Entitled <AsianDOC Electronic Newsletter>, it will be published quarterly (March, June, September, December) on the WWW. 

How to subscribe:

Send an e-mail, leaving the subject line blank, to: 

In the text of your message (not the subject line), write: subscribe asiandoc firstname lastname 

Subscribing to the mailing list is not necessary to receive the e-newsletter, which will be published on the WWW. (URL to be announced later.)

Maureen H. Donovan, Editor, <>


=== > Australian Peace Research Centre to close

On 6 March 98, WNII received a message by

Jan Preston-Stanley <> saying that the Peace Research Centre at the Research School of Pacific Studies of the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia, will close on 1 April 1998.



!NOTE! A full list of all INES e-mail addresses and homepages is available upon request.



Nigeria: Centre for Conflict Resolution and Peace Advocacy:



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