Posted by: ctbtonewsroom | October 5, 2018

Leveraging the atom? Nuclear weapons in Indian foreign policy

In this paper published by the Observer Research Foundation, author Debak Das, describes how nuclear weapons have affected Indian foreign policy and how India’s status as a nuclear-armed country has been leveraged to further its foreign policy objectives. Addressing these questions, Das describes the CTBT as a regime that India could engage without compromising its foreign policy and security goals, and how India could engage with the regime by joining the treaty.

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Posted by: ctbtonewsroom | October 2, 2018

Nielsen on Thailand, Tuvalu and the Test Ban

In a blog piece for Arms Control Wonk, CTBTO Information Officer Jenny Nielsen reports that Thailand ratified and Tuvalu signed the CTBT on 25 September. CTBTO Executive Secretary Lassina Zerbo applauded the action and noted that “Thailand’s ratification means that all 10 ASEAN countries have now ratified the CTBT. This is a significant achievement that ASEAN should be proud of.” Nielsen urges to “not allow these achievements —and the broader message of CTBT entry into force—to get lost amongst all the huge headlines from the spectacle on the world’s stage this week.”

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Posted by: ctbtonewsroom | October 2, 2018

CTBT Grows Amid Calls on N. Korea to Join

“The CTBT has gained some renewed attention as nations called on North Korea to join the treaty as a way to demonstrate its sincerity in declaring an end to its nuclear testing,” writes author Shervin Taheran in an article for Arms Control Association. Read the full article for more detail on events and statements from last week’s United Nations General Assembly.

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