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Effective non-proliferation, the European Union and the 2005 NPT Review Conference /, Darryl Howlett & John Simpson, Harald Müller and Bruno Tertrais ; edited by Burkard Schmitt

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Effective non-proliferation, the European Union and the 2005 NPT Review Conference /, Darryl Howlett & John Simpson, Harald Müller and Bruno Tertrais ; edited by Burkard Schmitt
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Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Effective non-proliferation
Medium
electronic resource
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1085874267
Responsibility statement
Darryl Howlett & John Simpson, Harald Müller and Bruno Tertrais ; edited by Burkard Schmitt
Series statement
Chaillot papers,, n° 77, 1017-7566 ;
Sub title
the European Union and the 2005 NPT Review Conference /
Summary
The European Union has identified the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction as a key threat to its security, and considers the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) as a cornerstone of its strategy of fighting the spread of WMD. A successful outcome of the NPT Review Conference in May 2005 is thus of essential interest to the Union. However, the chances of achieving this objective are rather slim: the unresolved question of Iran, the unclear status of North Korea, a lack of enthusiasm on the part of the Nuclear Weapons States for further steps towards disarmament, limited progress in the conclusion and implementation of the IAEA’s Additional Protocol – to name only a few – are all obstacles to a successful conference. In this situation the EU, as the main protagonist of a multilateral, treaty-based approach to the fight against proliferation, has a particular responsibility to avoid the Review Conference becoming a failure
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