Asia Is On The Brink Of Nuclear Proliferation
from War News Updates by Bookyards
China’s DF-31A ICBM. Photo from China-Defense-Mashup
Grappling With Nuclear Asia -- Richard Weitz, The Diplomat
The latest NPT review had interesting implications for Asia's nuclear security. But securing binding agreements was tough.
Last month saw the conclusion of the eighth Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (otherwise known as the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty or NPT) in New York City. Membership in the NPT is virtually universal. At present, it has 189 states parties—more than any other disarmament treaty—with only 4 countries recognized by the United Nations that are not members. But this broad tent makes significant progress extremely difficult.
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Enforcing nuclear proliferation safeguards in this part of the world is very difficult at best, impossible at the worse. It is a good summary on what is happening in the region, and the problems that are going to arise as these states continue with their nuclear weapon's programs.