Seventy-five years after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the distressing reality is that the risk of nuclear catastrophe is as great as it has ever been.
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75 years ago today the US dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. The era of “atomic peace” that followed has been fraught with increasingly catastrophic risks.
The product of a ten-month-long effort by the ELN to explore common ground among the five nuclear-weapon states (NWS) parties to the NPT, this new report from Dr Maximilian Hoell and Andreas Persbo offers practical recommendations for the P5 to reduce nuclear risks.
The ELN and King’s College London publish policy recommendations for the P5 process in the run-up to the next Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference.
Nuclear risk reduction could be a feasible area to show progress during the next NPT Review Conference.
Carrying out a “nuclear warning” – a non-repeatable strike intended to restore deterrence in case an adversary miscalculates – means the failure of deterrence. The very real consequence is escalation to a nuclear exchange.