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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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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 US nuclear cooperative agreement negotiations the US is currently conducting with Saudi Arabia, Jordan, South Korea, and Vietnam
Official Docs & Letters
Nov 20, 2010 National Review Online: "Obama's Other Nuclear Headache"
In "Obama's Other Nuclear Headache," NPEC's executive director, Henry Sokolski, states that the Obama Administration should apply its UAE Gold Standard to other countries wanting to enter into nuclear cooperation agreements with the U.S.
Op-Eds & Blogs
Nov 03, 2010 IAEA Showcases NPEC Assessment of IAEA Safeguards
At the request of the IAEA’s department of safeguards, NPEC’s executive director spoke at the IAEA’s annual international nuclear safeguards conference in Vienna, November 3, 2010  on what more the IAEA must do to accomplish its nuclear safeguards mission. 
Presentations
Nov 01, 2010 Nonproliferation Policy in the 112th Congress
NPEC and FPI co-host a panel on "Nonproliferation Policy in the 112th Congress"
Audio & Video
Oct 26, 2010 Briefing on Nuclear Arms Control and Nonproliferation
Invitation to July 28, 2010 Briefing on Nuclear Arms Control and Nonproliferation: Is Bipartisan Nuclear Arms Control Possible? 
Official Docs & Letters
Oct 21, 2010 Challenge and Response: Nonproliferation Policy in the 112th Congress
Foreign Policy Initiative and NPEC co-hosted, "Challenge and Response: Nonproliferation Policy in the 112th Congress," a panelled discussion about how sound U.S. and international nuclear nonproliferation controls are and how the U.S. might upgrade its nuclear nonproliferation restraints to address these new threats, within the context of Congressional activity.
Presentations
Oct 02, 2010 Challenging the Myths: A Transatlantic Debate on Nuclear Power and the Civil-Military Dilemma
The "Challenging Myths" debate held at the Center for Strategic and International Studies with the Heinrich Boell Foundation brought together international experts, including the Executive Director of NPEC, to discuss the proliferation of "peaceful" nuclear energy and the ramifications.
Audio & Video
Sep 24, 2010 NPEC Submits Testimony to House on Tightening U.S. Nuclear Controls
In response to a request from the House Committee on Foreign Affairs (HCFA), NPEC's executive director prepared testimony on how to tighten the nonproliferation provisions of the U.S. Atomic Energy Act.  HCFA will be holding its hearing on this question on September 24,2010.
Testimony & Transcripts
Aug 05, 2010 National Review Online, "Nuclear Nonproliferation Games: America is acting like a nuclear chump. We don't need to."
In a National Review Online posting, NPEC's executive director argues that the U.S. needs to condition foreign firms access to the U.S. market and nuclear business upon their willingness to support its nonproliferation goals.
Articles
Jul 20, 2010 NPEC Joins Plea for Senate Phase Out of U.S. Exports of Bomb-Usable Uranium
In a recent letter to Senator Kit Bond (R-MO), national-security experts warn that his hold on the American Medical Isotope Production Act, which calls for the steady elimination of "highly enriched" uranium exports, sends the wrong signal to foreign manufactures who utilize this bomb-grade material.
Official Docs & Letters
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