With the 12 May deadline for continuing sanctions relief under the Iran nuclear deal looming large, the French and German leaders are visiting Washington to convince President Trump to remain in the deal. In a new piece for Bourse & Bazaar, ELN Policy Fellow Axel Hellman considers how far Europe can and should go to preserve the agreement.
The NPT has been described as a cornerstone upon which the rest of the global non-proliferation architecture has been developed, but it also marks the site where illustrious dreams lay buried. Ahead of the PrepCom in Vienna starting next week, YGLN member Olamide Samuel explores what a ‘cornerstone’ means and writes that we have a unique opportunity to protect the NPT as the cornerstone of the global nuclear non-proliferation regime.
Three former ministers and ELN members from France, Germany and the UK make the case for a deal with Iran. In the light of very public opposition, especially in the United States, the authors set out why a deal with Iran is the best bet for Euope’s security and the future of nuclear non-proliferation.
The first Meeting of States Parties of the TPNW (1MSP) is taking place this week, and the NPT Review Conference (RevCon) in August. Marion Messmer argues that these international conferences can be a success if all states engage constructively.