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The NPT Review Conference IV: Reaffirming the basic disarmament agenda

A basic disarmament agenda has been in place for the past decade. The priorities set in the 1990s and even earlier were essentially confirmed at the 2010 NPT Review Conference. The final document[i] of the 2010 Review Conference of the … Continue reading

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The NPT Review Conference III: Reporting and Transparency

The centrality of transparency in nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament was acknowledged and even advanced at the 2010 Review Conerence. When the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty was indefinitely extended in 1995, the agreement included a collective commitment by States Parties to strengthen … Continue reading

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The NPT Review Conference I: More than empty promises

The story line adopted by many NGOs in the immediate wake of the 2010 Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) was one of “empty promises.”[i] But now, with broad expressions of disappointment out of … Continue reading

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The NPT Review Conference II: The Institutional Deficit

Canada has for some time led efforts to expand and reshape the institutional infrastructure of the NPT, and thus to also improve its review and decision-making processes. The proposals this time were modest, though eminently worthwhile, and the results even … Continue reading

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Canada’s opening statement at NPT: promoting nonproliferation while ignoring disarmament

Canada has managed the extraordinary feat of presenting its opening statement to the NPT Review Conference without any substantive reference to “disarmament” – one of the three foundational pillars of the Treaty. Actually, the statement by Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon … Continue reading

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The Global Nuclear Arsenal and the NPT conference

The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference opened in New York today – a good occasion to recall the size of the nuclear arsenal that the Treaty promises, through Article VI and earlier Review Conferences, to eliminate. The short answer … Continue reading

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Nukes out of Europe: Now the Backlash

When the German Government became explicit in calling for the removal of nuclear weapons from German territory[i] some energetic backlash was to be expected. Now it’s started. Most thought strong reaction to removing the remaining US tactical nuclear weapons from … Continue reading

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