[New post] Our WMD treaties are working

By Newsroom America Feeds at 10 Jan 2018

Post : Our WMD treaties are working URL : http://newsroom.ctbto.org/2018/01/10/our-wmd-treaties-are-working/ Posted : January 10, 2018 at 09:34 Author : ctbtonewsroom Categories : CTBT Entry into Force, International Monitoring System

This article by Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists ( http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00963402.2017.1413058 ) reviews the history of existing WMD treaties such as the CTBT, NPT and the Iran nuclear agreement. The author, Paul Meyer, writes that “there is no doubt that the CTBT has significantly strengthened the global norm against any further nuclear testing” and further states that “the history of the CTBT shows the powerful influence of a norm-setting treaty on state behavior – even when it has not formally taken effect". He highlights the importance of organisations that support, promote and enforce multilateral accords, and sees their work as contributing positively towards global security. Read the full article here ( http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00963402.2017.1413058 ) .

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