Nuclear Non-Proliferation Review Conference: Back to the Bargain

In a few months, 189 members of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons meet in New York for their five-yearly review conference. The last one was a disaster, but after a decade of practically no meaningful multilateral negotiations on nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament, this session offers an opportunity to reopen doors and return to the original bargain that made the Treaty possible: ridding the world of nuclear weapons altogether. United States President Barack Obama is the man campaigning ultimately to achieve that; this could be his moment.

The World Today Updated 14 October 2020 Published 1 November 2009 3 minute READ

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