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Friend or Foe: The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and the NPT

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Of all the attacks aimed at the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) by nuclear-weapon states, as well as some of the more militant umbrella states, one of the most persistent has been that the Treaty undermines the existing non-proliferation and arms control architecture, especially the 1968 Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). In his recent guest post for Arms Control Law – a forum for the analysis and discussion of legal issues related to arms control – our Research & Policy Coordinator Stuart Casey-Maslen breaks down the myths surrounding the TPNW’s relation to the NPT. Among other things, this in depth analysis covers whether the TPNW a step backwards in verification and ignores the Additional Protocol and whether the TPNW is inconsistent with the so-called “practice” under the NPT. Read the full text on Arms Control Law >>