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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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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."
Mar 15, 2005 National Review Online, "Nuclear Musical Chairs: Who Will Be the Last Standing?"
The op-ed on the international response to Iran's nuclear activities is also available on the National Review Online website.
Op-Eds & Blogs
Mar 01, 2005 After Iran: Keeping Nuclear Energy Peaceful
The best chance for nations seeking to prevent further nuclear proliferation is to enforce the original presumption of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty's Article IV, says author Henry Sokolski. Article IV presumes "against the unnecessary spread of unsafeguardable nuclear activities and materials." In the case of Iran, Sokolski writes that "Tehran's operation of an enrichment plant … should be regarded as being neither peaceful nor protected under Article IV of the NPT." 
Occasional Papers & Monographs
Feb 26, 2005 German Nuclear Export Policy and the Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons - Another Sonderweg?
Paper presented for the Conference "Germany and Nuclear Nonproliferation", organized by the Aspen Institute, Berlin and the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center, Washington, D.C, by Joachim Krause, director, Institute for Security Studies at the University of Kiel.
Occasional Papers & Monographs
Jan 25, 2005 Saving the NPT: Past and Future Non-Proliferation Bargains
Presented at NPEC's Conference "Is Nuclear Proliferation Inevitable?" held in Paris, France November 2004.
Jan 14, 2005 National Review Online, "Time For a Nuclear Timeout: Mohammad El Baradei Has the Right Idea."
National Review Online publishes an op-ed by NPEC's Executive Director Henry Sokolski entitled "Time For a Nuclear Timeout: Mohammad El Baradei Has the Right Idea."
Op-Eds & Blogs
Nov 25, 2004 European Voice, "Time to Challenge Iran's Right to Nuclear Weapons"
European Voice Publishes an Article by NPEC's Executive Director Henry Sokolski Entitled "Time to Challenge Iran's Right to Nuclear Weapons."
Op-Eds & Blogs
Nov 22, 2004 The Weekly Standard, "Enough Brinkmanship."
The Weekly Standard publishes an article by NPEC's Executive Director Henry Sokolski entitled "Enough Brinkmanship."
Nov 19, 2004 The Wall Street Journal, "The Bomb: Nuclear Shell Game."
The Wall Street Journal publishes an op-ed by NPEC's Executive Director Henry Sokolski on Iran's nuclear activities entitled "The Bomb: Nuclear Shell Game." (This article is no longer available on the WSJ website.)
Op-Eds & Blogs
Oct 13, 2004 National Review Online, "Nonproliferation Nonstarter: The senators plan is worrisome."
National Review Online publishes an article by NPEC's Executive Director Henry Sokolski on Senator John Kerry's nuclear nonproliferation strategy entitled "Nonproliferation Nonstarter."
Op-Eds & Blogs
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