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How to Achieve Nuclear Disarmament

Fair Observer
May 27, 2017
By John Ashley

The only real solution to nuclear security is to strengthen the existing Nonproliferation Treaty. At the end of March, roughly 120 nations concluded the first round of negotiations on a new treaty to ban nuclear weapons. Visibly absent from the conference were the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council: China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States. Coincidentally, these are the only five nations legally allowed to possess nuclear weapons under the terms of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT), which has served as the cornerstone of nuclear order since entering into force in 1970.
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