The 10th Review Conference by states parties to the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty will take place Jan.4-28. It is expected to shape the future of the international nuclear arms control regime at a time when the risks of nuclear proliferation and nuclear competition are growing. The following resources are provided to journalists covering the event.
Negotiations to restore the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran resumed in Vienna, but Iran's hardline approach raised concerns about the prospects for success. Iran continues to stonewall IAEA efforts to clarify its safeguards declaration and ensure continuity of knowledge at the Karaj centrifuge component manufacturing facility.
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.
As negotiations to restore the 2015 nuclear deal resumed, Iran’s uranium-enrichment program continued to grow, deepening international concerns.
Iran continues to block International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors from accessing a nuclear facility and installing new surveillance equipment.
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.
The executive director is calling for the start of talks on arms control and risk reduction to head off a dangerous arms race.
As the Biden administration continues to conduct a review of U.S. nuclear weapons policy scheduled to be completed in early 2022, China appears to be in pursuit of a significant and concerning expansion of the diversity and the size of its nuclear forces.
Two books explore the movement to change the discourse about nuclear weapons and bring the Treaty Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons to fruition.