On 22 and 23 March 2018 the Toda Peace Institute, the Asia Pacific Leadership Network (APLN) and the European Leadership Network (ELN), in partnership with the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), hosted an expert workshop, ‘Bridging the Gap: Harmonizing the NPT and the Nuclear Ban Treaty’, in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The discussion covered a wide range […]
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Alexandra Bell, Senior Policy Director at the Center for Arms Control & Non-Proliferation, looks at how a hypothetical Hillary Clinton Administration would have oriented its Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) - and how it would differ from the Trump NPR.
On Sunday 10 December the Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) for their work on the negotiation of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). To examine the implications of this treaty for the global nuclear order, the ELN has commissioned a collection of essays, bringing together contributions from a distinguished group of nuclear policy and arms control experts.
Carlo Trezza argues that after the Hiroshima and Nagasaki commemorations, political and spiritual leaders should continue be engaged at the highest levels in efforts to ensure that non-use of nuclear weapons continues.
Sergio Duarte, former UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, discusses the problems inherent in applying the NPT as a (albeit imperfect) global norm to the Iranian nuclear negotiations.
Petr Topychkanov argues that Russia's primary use of the 2015 NPT RevCon was to develop its policy towards the INF. Whilst the Kremlin currently considers adherence to the INF to be in Russia's interests, a future withdrawal cannot be ruled out.