Steven E. Miller on arms control in 2011

Nuclear Weapons 2011: Momentum Slows, Reality Returns
Bulletin of Atomic Scientists
January/February 2012
Article by: Steven E. Miller, director of the International Security Program and member of the Belfer Center Board of Directors
Topic: Arms control in 2011

“If 2010 was the year of successes and landmarks for arms control, 2011 was the year that the momentum of the new era slowed, and hard realities were made apparent. By the end of the year, the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty had not been ratified or even seriously discussed, and negotiations on the Fissile Materials Cut-off Treaty remained stuck in the Conference on Disarmament, with no sign of success in the offing. The author takes a look at five events that unfolded in 2011 and that seem certain to cast a powerful shadow in months and years to come. …”

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