The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (otherwise known as the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty or NPT) is the cornerstone of the contemporary international nuclear non-proliferation regime. This treaty embodies an intricate set of complex bargains that seek to balance disarmament, nonproliferation, and promoting peaceful uses of nuclear energy.
This panel at Hudson Institute occurred during the last few days of the Eighth NPT Review Conference. The speakers identified the key issues under discussion, what issues remain unresolved, and what developments might ensue. They also recommended what the U.S. government and others can do to make further progress in the months ahead.
Christopher Ford, Assessing the NPT Debates So Far, Hudson Institute, May 24, 2010