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The NPT RevCon 2015: Time to be More Ambitious

Tariq Rauf

The non-governmental White Paper ‘‘Towards Nuclear Disarmament: NPT Article VI and Implementation of the 2010 Review Conference Decisions’’ prepared by the PIR Center was in the focus of a discussion organized in the margins of the 2014 NPT PrepCom in New York in May 2014. Today, it is reviewed for Security Index by Tariq Rauf, Director of Arms Control and Nonproliferation Programme at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute and former Principal at Global Nuclear Solutions at the IAEA. The author matches the good news picture of The P5 and NPT Article VI provided in the PIR Center’s report with his own observations of the NPT implementation process. Though the reality so far gives few reasons for optimism, and the nuclear weapons states would hardly implement the agreements reached in the NPT Review process, the 12 Steps Towards Launching Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament, crowning the PIR Center’s report provide useful and relevant solutions for some of the issues to be raised at the NPT RevCon of 2015. So the PIR Center should be more ambitious about updating and promoting its White Paper in New York next spring.

The NPT RevCon 2015: Time to be More Ambitious (full text)


Security Index: A Russian Journal on International Security, Volume 20, Issue 3-4, 2014