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UN talks to ban nuclear weapons: what can they achieve?

Open Democracy
April 19, 2017
By Rebecca Johnson

What should the nuclear ban treaty include and what difference does it make, if nuclear-armed governments refuse to join the talks? Although most nuclear-armed governments have made a point of publicly endorsing the goal of multilateral disarmament, they have large amounts of money and prestige invested in getting and keeping nuclear weapons.
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