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Towards the NPT Review Conference: Deceptive Ease of the Third PrepCom—No Harbinger of Miracle

Andrey Baklitskiy

A research associate of the PIR Center who has been involved since 2011 in extensive research activities on the issues of nuclear nonproliferation and peaceful nuclear energy in the Greater Middle East, examines the ups and downs of the Third Session of the PrepCom half a year ahead of the 2015 NPT Review Conference. Andrey Baklitskiy, who also participated in the work of the PrepCom as a representative of the Russian NGO, notes a distinct lack of progress in the implementation of the 2010 Conference Action Plan. With regard to nuclear disarmament, no visible progress could be witnessed at all; similarly, the perspectives of holding the conference on establishing a WMD-free zone in the Middle East look more and more distant. These are just some of the problems that the international community will have to deal with in 2015.

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Security Index: A Russian Journal on International Security, Volume 20, Issue 3-4, 2014