State Parties to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) finally met in New York at the Tenth Review Conference (RevCon) — and at a moment when the international strategic environment is more unsettled than usual. This RevCon’s goal is similar to others, where NPT signatories are tasked with producing a consensus document that reviews implementation and compliance, and establishes updated commitments, recommendations, and follow-up steps for actions to advance the goals and objectives of the treaty in the future.
But this is no ordinary RevCon. Russia’s unprovoked full-scale invasion of Ukraine has undoubtedly cast an all-encompassing shadow on the conference, and has amplified divisions between State Parties. Furthermore, developments surrounding the war continue to sow new divisions.
Read the full op-ed, published Aug. 24, 2022, in InkStick.