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NPT Simulation

This course is devoted to a simulation of the 2020 NPT Review Conference. This four-week Review Conference will be held in New York in spring 2020 and will constitute the last session of the 2020 NPT review process cycle. It will involve multilateral negotiations on the implementation of the NPT, with special reference to issues of nuclear disarmament, nonproliferation, and peaceful uses of nuclear energy. Based on the outcome of the 2015 Review Conference, the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, and the results of the 2018 and 2019 NPT Preparatory Committee meetings, one would expect major debates at the Review Conference on the subjects of nuclear disarmament (and especially the impact of the “Ban Treaty” on the NPT), nuclear risk reduction (and the deterioration of US-Russian relations) , further reductions in all types of nuclear weapons, creation of additional nuclear-weapon-free zones (especially in the Middle East), the DPRK, the status of the JCPOA, other regional nuclear threats, negative security assurances, nonproliferation compliance, international safeguards, nuclear terrorism, peaceful nuclear uses, and provisions for withdrawal from the Treaty.
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NPTG 8516

All Sections in Fall 2019 - MIIS

Fall 2019 - MIIS

NPTG8516A-F19 Lecture (Potter)