Arms Control and Disarmament

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Arms Control and Disarmament Questions 1. What is the NPT? 2. How do nuclear weapons provide security to States? 3. Would nuclear proliferation make the world a safer place Definitions Arms Control: The limitation of numbers and/or quality of certain types of weapons Disarmament: The reduction and eventual elimination of certain types, or even all weapons Objectives of Arms Control and Disarmament 1. To reduce the risk of war 2. To reduce the destructiveness of war should it occur 3. To reduce the economic costs of preparing for war should it occur Non-Proliferation Treaty 4 Main Elements: 1. 1. Non-nuclear States are committed not to acquire nuclear weapons (Art 2) 2. 2. Non-nuclear States have the right to a civilian nuclear program and Nuclear States are committed to assist them in utilizing civilian nuclear power (Art 4) 3. 3. All States undertake to provide the IAEA with information regarding their civilian nuclear programs (Art 3) 4. 4. The Nuclear States are committed to negotiate `in good faith’ for complete
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