New York. The 2010 Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) is underway at the UN Headquarters. Hundreds of representatives from states, intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations have come together on the banks of the East River to discuss the regime that governs the containment of nuclear weapons on the one hand and the promotion of civil nuclear energy on the other hand.
Zurich. The International Relations and Security Network (ISN) presents hundreds of news articles, policy briefs, scholarly publications, weblinks and primary resources on the NPT and related topics. A few highlights:
- In “Cost of War: NPT Enmity” Shaun Waterman comments for ISN Security Watch on the showdown between Iran and the US and the long-term impact of the review conference.
- In the ISN Special Issue newsletter from March 2010, David Cliff asks whether the elimination of nuclear weapons is desirable, achievable and sustainable.
- “Nuclear Dangers“, an ISN Special Report from April 2009, examines two pressing perils standing in the way of a nuclear-free world: acquisition of nuclear weapons by emerging powers and smuggling of nuclear material out of former Soviet states.
- “Reviewing the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty“, a new book by the Strategic Studies Institute of the US Army War College (SSI), an ISN partner, clarifies the NPT’s ambiguities by following its structure article by article.
- “NPT Briefing Books” published by the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), another ISN partner, offer comprehensive background and reference material on the NPT and its associated regime.
There are more organizations in our partner network dealing with nuclear weapons and their control. Some examples:
- Based in India, one of the few states outside the NPT-regime, the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) provides special coverage of the Review Conference.
- The Center for Policy Studies in Russia (PIR) focuses on control and nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
- The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) is an autonomous UN institute that conducts research on disarmament and security.
- The Verification Research, Training and Information Centre (VERTIC) focuses on the monitoring and verification of international treaties on nuclear nonproliferation, nuclear disarmament and nuclear testing.
Nuclear Weapons Disarmament, Nuclear Weapons Control, Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Technology: these are some of the keywords by which we organize our content in the ISN Digital Library. Get your reading glasses and explore our vast resources on anything to do with nuclear security.