At the United Nations, President Barack Obama is seeking to strengthen global norms against nuclear weapons explosive testing.
In response to a report in The Washington Post, Arms Control Association Executive Director Daryl G. Kimball made the following comments.
Asian states Pakistan, India, China, and North Korea comprise four of the world's nine nuclear-armed states. The interconnections of these countries must be considered to fully understand how nuclear nonproliferation can be influenced.
Under Article VI of the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT), each of the parties, including the nuclear-weapon-state parties...
The nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) was indefinitely extended in 1995. The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) was negotiated in 1996. Two decades later...
Senior U.S. officials reiterated the Obama administration’s commitment to bringing the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty into force, but made clear that the Senate would not be asked to consider the pact in the near future.
Israel appears to be signaling that it is seriously considering ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.