July 1 marks 51 years since the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, or NPT, opened for signature. 51 years later, here’s why the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) is still the world’s most important nuclear treaty.
Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell wrote an op-ed in Just Security about the dangers of politicizing an arms control compliance report. “Instead of following its mandate to describe things that have already happened, the authors of the 2019 Compliance Report decided to write about things that might happen. The phrase “raises serious questions” appears repeatedly. […]
Senator Richard (Dick) Lugar, a Republican Senator from Indiana from 1977-2013, passed away Sunday, April 28, leaving behind a legacy of leadership on nuclear arms control. That legacy includes the seminal Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction program, which helped secure and dismantle weapons of mass destruction in former Soviet states after the end of the Cold […]
By Taylor Felt, Policy Intern For two weeks starting April 29, diplomats from around the world will gather for the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) to the 2020 Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty Review Conference to discuss nuclear news and concerns that could interfere with global non-proliferation efforts. PrepComs center around the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), which has been […]
By Deverrick Holmes, Policy Intern It is easy to take things for granted, especially things you don’t interact with on a regular basis. Nuclear arms control is a perfect example; it feels distant and unimportant to our day-to-day lives. I was born in 1990; the Soviet Union collapsed shortly after my first birthday. I’ve never […]