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White paper: "Towards Nuclear Disarmament: NPT Article VI and Implementation of the 2010 Review Conference Decisions"

Edited by Alexander Kolbin, Maxim Starchak

Article VI of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty contains a commitment by “each of the parties” to pursue negotiations “on effective measures relating to cessation of the nuclear arms race at an early date and to nuclear disarmament, and on a Treaty on general and complete disarmament under strict and effective international control”. Nevertheless, and the mutual balance of obligations notwithstanding, we must remember that Article VI outlines a commitment to engage in nuclear disarmament talks by “each of the Parties to the Treaty”. That clause is becoming especially relevant now that Russia and the United States have already destroyed the bulk of their nuclear arsenals. The time has come for a transition to a multilateral format of nuclear disarmament talks, which should involve every official and — at some later point — unofficial nuclear-weapon state.

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PIR Center, 2014

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