The following articles and essays provide additional insight into current developments and issues which our staff and experts are following.
For more than 50 years, the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) has served as an invaluable foundation for the international nonproliferation regime. However, the 11th NPT review cycle set to begin with the first Preparatory Committee this summer faces a daunting array of issues.
Russia’s war on Ukraine is poised to bring into being a new European security order, one that may very well be marked by unstable standoffs, buildups, and dangerous activities and incidents between both Ukraine and Russia and Russia and Ukraine’s Western backers.
The 10th NPT Review Conference ended without consensus after four weeks of contentious negotiations. Russia decided to block consensus due to certain wording regarding nuclear safety matters at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant.
Twice weekly, our team will share updates here from the 10th nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference at UN Headquarters.
With two out of three munition-specific destruction campaigns completed and a new proposal to accelerate the destruction of all remaining munitions, the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) is on its way to meeting the September 2023 chemical weapons stockpile elimination deadline.
The most recent reports from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) detailing Tehran’s failure to declare illicit nuclear activities from its pre-2003 program and the continued growth of Iran’s nuclear program underscores the urgency and importance of restoring mutual U.S. and Iranian compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
As the fate of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal hangs in balance, a new report by the IAEA reveals that Iran is now closer than ever to having enough highly enriched uranium-235 for a nuclear bomb. (Updated March 5, 2022)
Full restoration of the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran remains the best possible option to avert a nuclear crisis and provide Tehran with sanctions relief, but the Raisi administration’s approach to talks and the country’s growing nuclear program risks jeopardizing those efforts.
Iran’s refusal to allow inspectors to access a site where centrifuge components are produced is escalating tensions ahead of the resumption of talks to restore the 2015 nuclear deal.
Like the United States and Russia, the United States and China are both locked in a dangerous state of mutual nuclear vulnerability. Its time for a regular dialogue on nuclear risk reduction and arms control.