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Issues to Watch in Arms Control, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament

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  • Christopher A. Ford

U.S. Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, Christopher Ford, outlines seven “issues to watch” in the arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament arena:

1. “No first use” or “sole purpose” nuclear weapons theory

2.  The issue of U.S. warhead reductions

3. Ratification of NuclearWeapon-Free Zone (NWFZ) treaty protocols

4. The prospect of a legally-binding prohibition on nuclear weapons testing

5. Recapitalization of the U.S. nuclear weapons infrastructure

6. Placing permanent limits on Iran’s nuclear capabilities

7. How to handle political commitments made in prior Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conferences

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Publisher:Department of State (DOS)
Published:December 1, 2020
License:Public Domain

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