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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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Nov 15, 2011 Former IAEA Safeguards Director Pierre Goldschmidt Calls for Automatic Sanctions
Pierre Goldschmidt calls for the IAEA to adopt automatic sanctions in response to the Department of Safeguard's limited authority and lack of cooperation and transparency from IAEA member states.
Working Papers & Monographs
Sep 07, 2011 FAS Posts NPEC Case for Tightening US Nuclear Export Nonproliferation Rules
Fukushima and Iran’s use of civilian nuclear energy to get the bomb serve as fair warnings to tighten conditions on future nuclear exports.  Under existing nuclear rules, expanding nuclear power globally also risks spreading nuclear fuel making activities. Since there is no reliable method of using nuclear inspections to assure that such fuel making won’t be quickly diverted to make bombs, promoting the Gold Standard in civilian nuclear cooperation with foreign states is essential to non-proliferation efforts.  
Op-Eds & Blogs
Aug 05, 2011 Henry Sokolski Presents, "Atoms for Peace, the IAEA and the NPT: Their Historical, Strategic Origins" at IGCC (UCSD) Conference
NPEC's Executive Director Henry Sokolski presented, "Atoms for Peace, the IAEA and the NPT: Their Historical, Strategic Origins" as a part of the Public Policy and Nuclear Threats conference on August 5, 2011. The conference was hosted by the Institute of Global Conflict and Cooperation at the University of California, San Diego.
Presentations
Jul 01, 2011 NPEC's Executive Director in the New Atlantis: Unleashing the Nuclear Watchdog
In the New Atlantis, NPEC's Executive Director argues that conflicts within and among the IAEA's various missions, including its “safeguarding” mission, threaten to undermine its ability to detect potential military nuclear diversions in a timely fashion. 
Articles
Jun 14, 2011 Henry Sokolski Speaks at ASAN Plenum in Seoul on, "Nuclear Weapons States v. Non-Nuclear Weapons States"
This was presented at the ASAN Plenum 2011, "Our Nuclear Future," as a part of the "Nuclear Weapons States v. Non-Nuclear Weapons States" panel on June 14, 2011.
Audio & Video
Jun 14, 2011 Henry Sokolski Speaks at ASAN Plenum in Seoul on, "Europe and Nuclear Security"
This was presented at the ASAN Plenum 2011, "Our Nuclear Future," as a part of the "Europe and Nuclear Security" panel on June 14, 2011.
Audio & Video
May 15, 2011 Newsweek Publishes NPEC's Executive Director's Review of the Book "Nuclear Man: El Baradei's Age of Self-deception."
In Newsweek, NPEC's Executive Director reviews the book "Nuclear Man: El Baradei's Age of Self-Deception."
Articles
Mar 17, 2011 House Committee on Foreign Affairs Hears Testimony from NPEC's Executive Director, "The Global Nuclear Revival and U.S. Nonproliferation Policy."
NPEC's executive director testifies in front of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on March 17, 2011, "The Global Nuclear Revival and U.S. Nonproliferation Policy"
Testimony & Transcripts
Feb 15, 2011 NPEC's Executive Director Gives Presentation at the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah
NPEC's executive director gives the presentation, "Can We Spread Nuclear Power without Spreading Bombs?" before attendees at the Hinckley Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Audio & Video
Dec 28, 2010 DoE Response to NPEC Letter to Uphold Nonproliferation Standards
The Department of Energy’s (DoE) reply, dated December 28, made no commitment to uphold the UAE nonproliferation standards in ongoing U.S. nuclear cooperative agreement negotiations the U.S. is currently conducting with Saudi Arabia, Jordan, South Korea, and Vietnam
Official Docs & Letters
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