Research Report: Trilateral Arms Control? Perspectives from Washington, Moscow, and Beijing

With the end of the INF Treaty in 2019, trilateral arms control – meaning arms control between the United States, Russia, and China – has gained center stage. Only shortly after the U.S. withdrawal, U.S. President Trump declared that he wants a new nuclear pact to be signed by both Russia and China. Other U.S.… Read More Research Report: Trilateral Arms Control? Perspectives from Washington, Moscow, and Beijing

Analysis: The NPT at 50 — Perish or Survive?

By Tariq Rauf This article is part of the continuing coverage by Atomic Reporters of the NPT Review and the treaty’s 50th anniversary. The article is available in full by the Arms Control Association. On March 5, the three depositaries of the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT)—Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States—will mark the 50th… Read More Analysis: The NPT at 50 — Perish or Survive?

Opinion: Postpone the NPT Review Conference to 2021 and Convene in Vienna

By Tariq Rauf Finally, some moves are afoot in New York to postpone the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) tenth quinquennial (five yearly) review conference presently scheduled to be held at the United Nations in New York from 27 April to 22 May. President-designate’s proposal The distinguished President-designate of the review conference, H.E. Ambassador Gustavo Zlauvinen… Read More Opinion: Postpone the NPT Review Conference to 2021 and Convene in Vienna

Opinion: The 2020 NPT Review Conference: From the Sublime to the Ridiculous!

By Tariq Rauf This year marks the 50th anniversary of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and coincidentally the tenth quinquennial (five yearly) review conference is scheduled to be held at the United Nations in New York from 27 April to 22 May. With 191 States parties, the NPT is the cornerstone of the global regime… Read More Opinion: The 2020 NPT Review Conference: From the Sublime to the Ridiculous!