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Commentary

What to look for in the 2019 NPT Preparatory Committee

The 2019 NPT Review Conference looks set to be as polarising as ever. Here are the issues the NPT community will need to find common ground on in order to strengthen the NPT regime.

23 April 2019 | Rebecca Johnson
Global Security|Arms Control|NPT|Nuclear Arms Control|nuclear ban treaty|Nuclear Disarmament|Nuclear Security|Nuclear Weapons
Commentary

Bridge building to strengthen the Non-Proliferation Treaty

Whilst unbridgeable differences regarding the Ban Treaty exist, the urgent need to prevent the unacceptable humanitarian consequences of the use of nuclear weapons and risks this weaponry entails must be of shared concern, argues Ambassador Alexander Kmentt

11 April 2019 | Alexander Kmentt
Global Security|Arms Control|CTBT|NPT|Nuclear Arms Control|nuclear ban treaty|Nuclear Disarmament|Nuclear Security|Nuclear Weapons
Policy brief

Ban the Bomb? Or Bomb the Ban?

Continuing our series of guest commentaries on the ban treaty, Dr. Brad Roberts, Director of the Center for Global Security Research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, argues that the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is essentially a protest vote which may end up harming much more than it helps.

22 March 2018 | Brad Roberts
Global Security|Arms Control|Deterrence|Nuclear Arms Control|nuclear ban treaty|Nuclear Disarmament|Nuclear Weapons
Report

Breakthrough or Breakpoint? Global Perspectives on the Nuclear Ban Treaty

To examine the implications of the nuclear ban treaty, the ELN has brought together contributions from a distinguished group of nuclear policy and arms control experts who present and analyse national and institutional attitudes towards the ban treaty and assess whether these are likely to change over time. The aim is to encourage a better understanding of the underlying motives and objectives of the treaty as well as the rationale of those who still remain cautious or hostile.

8 December 2017 | Shatabhisha Shetty and Denitsa Raynova
Global Security|Deterrence|NATO|NPT|nuclear ban treaty|Nuclear Disarmament|Nuclear Security|Nuclear Weapons