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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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Feb 01, 2000 Rethinking Bio-Chemical Dangers (ABRIDGED)
(Abridged version of Orbis Spring 2000 article)
Nov 01, 1999 Defense News, "Towards a Post-Test Ban Treaty."
An op-ed for Defense News on the U.S. Congressional views towards the recent international nuclear test ban treaty.
Op-Eds & Blogs
Oct 18, 1999 The Cost of Inspections
An op-ed for The Washington Times on the need for strict inspections on the nuclear and missile capabilities of North Korea and Iraq.
Op-Eds & Blogs
Sep 02, 1998 Global Plutonium Management: A Security Option
Presented at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA; September. 3-6, 1998.
Aug 23, 1998 Technological Issues Related to the Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
Presented at the Strategic Weapons Proliferation Teaching Seminar.   Sponsored by The Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation & The Nonproliferation Policy Education Center 
Occasional Papers & Monographs
May 01, 1998 The National Interest, "Nonproliferation: Faking It and Making It."
This article on U.S. nonproliferation policy from the Spring 1998 issue of The National Interest is also available to subscribers on their website.
Nov 12, 1996 The Future of Electricity Generation and its Relation to Nuclear Controls
Remarks of Victor Gilinsky prepared for the Fifth Isodarco Beijing Seminar on Arms Control Chengdu, China, 12-15 November 1996.
Mar 21, 1989 Len Weiss on Timely Warning: March 1988
Senate debate on the 1987 US-Japan Nuclear Agreement includes Len Weiss memo on timely warning (click here).  
Official Docs & Letters
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founded in 1994 to promote a better understanding of strategic weapons proliferation issues. NPEC educates policymakers, journalists,
and university professors about proliferation threats and possible new policies and measures to meet them.
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