Jeffrey LewisSt. Kitts and Nevis Sign CTBT

I/’ve just returned from the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, only to learn of an event of major geopolitical importance: the Government of Saint Kitts and Nevis has signed the CTBT. I will, of course, closely follow the ratification process in the National Assembly.

This was the top headline on the CTBTO website for five days, before being overtaken by the equally earth-shattering ratification of the CTBT by Belize.

It has been hard to keep up with all the progress on arms control and disarmament that has been made under the Bush Administration. Truly, as Assistant Secretary Bolton said, “our commitment to multilateral regimes to promote nonproliferation and international security never has been as strong as it is today, through numerous arms control treaties and nonproliferation arrangements…”