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The Nonproliferation Regime

The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons or Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) represents three basic bargains. The first is encapsulated in Articles One and Two of the treaty. They prohibit states with nuclear weapons from transferring them or the means to make them to states that lack nuclear weapons, and ban nonweapons states from acquiring them. The second NPT bargain is set forth in Articles Three, Four, and Six. These articles stipulate that the nuclear weapons states will negotiate in good faith to disarm and will share the benefits of peaceful nuclear energy with nonweapons states. In exchange, the nonweapons states pledge not to acquire nuclear weapons and to allow international inspections of their civilian nuclear facilities and materials to verify whether non-nuclear weapons states are in compliance with the treaty and are not diverting peaceful nuclear activities or materials to make nuclear weapons.

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Oct 01, 2005 Can Nuclear Fuel Production in Iran and Elsewhere Be Safeguarded Against Diversion?
Paper Presented at NPEC/King’s College conference "After Iran: Safeguarding Peaceful Nuclear Energy" held in London, UK October 2-3, 2005.
Working Papers & Monographs; Presentations
Oct 01, 2005 Adequacy of IAEA's Safeguards for Achieving Timely Detection
Paper Presented at NPEC/King’s College conference "After Iran: Safeguarding Peaceful Nuclear Energy" held in London, UK October 2-3, 2005.
Working Papers & Monographs
Jun 10, 2005 National Review Online, "Bolton's Achievements: Little attention has been paid to his record from the past four years."
National Review Online publishes an article by NPEC's executive director Henry Sokolski entitled "Bolton's Achievements."
Op-Eds & Blogs
May 31, 2005 After Iran: Article IV, Peaceful Nuclear Energy and the NPT
Presentations
Apr 28, 2005 Wall Street Journal, "It's Called Nonproliferation."
The Wall Street Journal publishes an article by George Perkovich, vice president for Studies at the Carnegie Endowment for Peace, and NPEC's executive director Henry Sokolski entitled "It's Called Nonproliferation."
Op-Eds & Blogs
Apr 13, 2005 NPT Expert Sokolski Urges 'Time-Out' on Enriching Uranium to Prevent Iran, Others from Developing Nuclear Weapons
In an interview with the Council on Foreign Relations, NPEC's executive director, Henry Sokolski, discusses the need for a moratorium on existing enrichment and reprocessing facilities that use weapons-grade fuel in order to prevent Iran and other countries from developing nuclear weapons. Transcript is available.
Interviews
Apr 01, 2005 Arms Control Association, "After Iran: Back to Basics on 'Peaceful' Nuclear Energy"
Arms Control Today publishes an article piece by NPEC's executive director Henry Sokolski entitlted "After iran: Back to Basics on 'Peaceful' Nuclear Energy." 
Op-Eds & Blogs
Mar 28, 2005 The Weekly Standard, "The Washington Post Bombs Nuclear History: Did Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, and Paul Wolfowitz Try to Stoke Iran's Nuclear Ambition in the '70s?"
The Weekly Standard publishes an article by NPEC's executive director Henry Sokolski entitled "The Washington Post Bombs Nuclear History: Did Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, and Paul Wolfowitz Try to Stoke Iran's Nuclear Ambition in the '70s?"
Articles
Mar 18, 2005 The Journal Editorial Report, "Iran, the Bomb and the Future of Nuclear Energy Controls."
PBS's The Journal Editorial Report publishes an article by NPEC's executive director Henry Sokolski entitled "Iran, the Bomb and the Future of Nuclear Energy Controls."
Articles
Mar 15, 2005 National Review Online, "Nuclear Musical Chairs: Who Will Be the Last Standing?"
The op-ed is also available on the National Review Online website.
Op-Eds & Blogs
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