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Admitting Non-NPT Members: Questions for the NSG

Mark Hibbs

The Nuclear Suppliers Group in coming weeks may consider an application for membership from India, and perhaps also from Pakistan. Both states possess nuclear weapons and are outside the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT). Hence, they are states whose nuclear weapon activities the NSG has actively sought to inhibit. In its scope and activities, the NSG …

The Second Coming of MIRVs

Reminder! The book launch event takes place on Monday, May 16, at the Stimson Center in Washington, DC. If the Pentagon is to be believed, the second coming of MIRVs is upon us, this time in Asia, with China’s deployment of the DF-5B missile. The advent of MIRVs in the first nuclear age was ruinous to …

Nuclear Weapons and the Laws of War (cont.)

Note to readers: Dr. Justin Anderson continues the conversation about nuclear weapons and the laws of war with this contribution. Rejoinders are, of course, welcome. Justin is a Research Fellow at National Defense University’s Center for the Study of WMD. The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not reflect …

Producing Tritium in North Korea

Jeffrey has asked me to post a blog written by Hugh Chalmers, who works with me here in London. It covers possible ways in which North Korea could produce tritium for its nuclear weapons programme. It first appeared in Trust & Verify, which is our centre’s quarterly publication. I’m not going to plug Trust & …

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