Dr Lyndon Burford is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. He was an advisor to the New Zealand delegation at the 2015 NPT Review Conference and is a past recipient of the McElvany Non-proliferation Prize from the Center for Non-proliferation Studies, Monterey. His research interests include the nuclear disarmament-deterrence conundrum, the influence of national identity and domestic politics on nuclear disarmament, and the relationship between the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
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A significant increase in the likelihood of nuclear war could motivate nuclear disarmament and risk reduction efforts. A Global Commission on Military Nuclear Risks is needed to authoritatively assess the trend line in risks and identify high-value mitigation options.