This is a selection of major new content found in the 2019 Compliance Report versus the 2018 Compliance Report. This document is prepared by the U.S. Department of State annually as, “a report providing a detailed assessment of the adherence of the United States and other nations to obligations undertaken in all arms control, nonproliferation, […]
Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
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. […]
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 […]
In 1963, President John F. Kennedy feared that 25 countries could possess nuclear weapons by the 1970’s. Today, nine countries have them. Many experts attribute this to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), an agreement that turns 50 this year. We explore the Treaty and its future with Ambassador Susan Burk and Ambassador Laura Kennedy. Can’t listen […]