Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Resources

Comprehensive coverage featuring articles and documents related to the NPT Review Process.
Updated: May 2, 2013

Primary Resources

2010 Action Plan Monitoring Reports

View article [Image: Book Cover ] Implementation of the 2010 NPT Action Plan: Disarmament, 2013 Monitoring Report
Feature Story
View article [Image: Book Cover ] First CNS NPT Monitoring Report - Disarmament
As NPT state parties prepare to meet in Vienna, CNS presents a comprehensive review of implementation of the 2010 NPT Action Plan's Nuclear Disarmament section.
Outside Publications
Reports by Reaching Critical Will
Reaching Critical Will, in partnership with the Geneva Centre for Security Policy and the Government of Switzerland, has produced three monitoring reports on the implementation of the 2010 NPT Action Plan:

2013

Activities
2013 PrepCom Reports
Download App Download the CNS NPT PrepCom Mobile App!
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Includes event schedules and info, treaty info, Twitter feed and photos.
View story [ Image: UN Office at Geneva, NPT PrepCom location ] FAQ: 2013 NPT Review Conference Preparatory Committee
CNS has compiled a set of frequently asked questions (FAQ) relating to the PrepCom meeting to be held in Geneva starting April 22 to May 3, 2013.
CNS Participation at the 2013 NPT PrepCom in Geneva; Experts Available for Comment
A number of CNS experts and students will attend the second session of the PrepCom for the 2015 RevCon of the Parties to the NPT as observers.
NPT Briefing Book: 2013 Edition
The 2013 NPT Briefing Book from CNS and King's College, a comprehensive source of materials about the NPT process, is now available.
View story [ Image: PrepCom site ] Interactive 2013 PrepCom Site
Mobile Device Friendly
CNS' interactive space for this year's PrepCom, featuring live updates from the PrepCom, visuals on nuclear nonproliferation, and facts and analysis on the NPT Review process.

2012

Report
Calm before the Storm? Low-Key NPT PrepCom Meeting Avoids Acrimony
CIF Activities
CIF Report: High School Students Present on Nuclear Safety and Security in Vienna
This year's Critical Issues Forum spring conference brought participants to Vienna for their Nonproliferation Conference as a side event of the NPT PrepCom.
Activities
2012 PrepCom Reports
VCDNP Activities
VCDNP Holds High-Profile Events During 2012 PrepCom
Feature Story
View story [ Image: Austria Center in Vienna, where the NPT PrepCom will be held. (Photo: D. Calma/IAEA) ] FAQ: 2012 NPT Review Conference Preparatory Committee
CNS has compiled a set of frequently asked questions (FAQ) relating to the PrepCom meeting to be held in Vienna starting April 30, 2012.
Feature Story
View story [ Image: PrepCom site ] Interactive 2012 PrepCom Site
CNS introduced a new interactive space for this year's PrepCom, featuring live updates from the PrepCom, visuals on nuclear nonproliferation, and facts and analysis on the NPT Review process.
Press Release
CNS Sends Representatives to the 2012 NPT PrepCom; Experts Available for Comment
Workshop
CNS NPT Diplomatic Workshop: PrepCom 2012: Assessing Progress Towards Implementation of the 2010 Final Document
CNS held a two-day diplomatic workshop on the NPT, attended by over 70 ambassadors, government and international organization officials, and other experts.
Feature Story
View article [Image: Austria Center in Vienna ] NPT Briefing Book: 2012 Edition
The 2012 NPT Briefing Book from CNS and King's College, a comprehensive source of materials about the NPT process, is now available.

2010

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Feature Story
The 2010 NPT Review Conference: Deconstructing Consensus [PDF]
The 2010 NPT RevCon took place in New York on May 3-28, 2010. In this new report, CNS experts give a first-hand account and analysis of the events that unfolded in New York.
Press Release
2010 Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference Adopts Final Document with Substantive Recommendations
View article [Image: Reducing TNW cover] Reducing and Regulating Tactical (Nonstrategic) Nuclear Weapons in Europe: Moving Forward?
Uranium Enrichment and the NPT: Preventing the Next Iran
As states meet at the NPT Review Conference, it is important to address the spread of dual-use technologies such as uranium enrichment.
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VIDEO | Seminar
Life at 40: A New Chance for the NPT?
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VIDEO | CNS in the News
Leonard S. Spector comments on NPT Meeting for PBS NewsHour
NPT Review Faces Challenges as Iran Knocks on Door
Nations have chance to reconfirm the value of the nonproliferation treaty.
Interview
Leonard Spector interviewed for NPT's Morning Edition
Leonard Spector, interviewed by Mike Shuster for "U.S., Iran Expected To Spar At U.N. Nuclear Meeting."
Press Release
CNS Experts Head to 2010 NPT RevCon, Available for Comment [PDF]
On May 3-28, CNS experts are heading to New York to attend the 2010 Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference.
CNS Briefing
View article [Image: Ambassador Abdallah Baali and Thomas Markram] CNS NPT Briefing: African Delegates Discuss the Upcoming Review Conference
Twenty delegates from African states attended a briefing devoted to the 2010 NPT Review Conference organized by CNS and the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs.
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CNS Diplomatic Workshop
Building Institutional Memory for the NPT
CNS, in partnership with the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), convened a first-of-its-kind meeting of NPT experts, RevCon presidents, and PrepCom chairs.
Workshop
View article [Image: Workshop attendees.] CNS NPT Workshop: RevCon 2010: Planning the Future
CNS held a two-day diplomatic workshop on the NPT, attended by over 80 ambassadors, government and international organization officials, and other experts.
CNS Special Publication
View story [Image: United Nations Headquarters in New York] NPT Briefing Book (MCIS/CNS) 2010
The most comprehensive source of background and reference material on the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and its associated regime is now available online.
Life at 40: Prospects for the NPT and the 2010 Review Conference
An article by Patricia Lewis for Arms Control Today.

2009

Saving the NPT: Time to Renew Treaty Commitments
Paul Meyer
Obama's Challenging NPT Agenda
The Obama administration is positioning the U.S. to gain concessions at the upcoming NPT review conference.
The NPT: Assessing the Past, Building the Future
Lewis A. Dunn
View story [Image: United Nations Headquarters in New York] Report from the NPT Preparatory Committee 2009
Details of the third and final preparatory committee (PrepCom) meeting for the 2010 Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) review conference.
Conference Report: 2010: Time for a New Beginning [PDF]
CNS recently hosted a two-day diplomatic Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) workshop in Annecy, France, to identify lessons of recent PrepComs, address nonproliferation regime challenges, and discover how to define and achieve success.
The 2009 NPT Briefing Book
The most comprehensive source of background and reference material on the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and its associated regime is now available online.
Making the Agenda Stick: Lessons Learned From the 2007 NPT PrepCom
Jean du Preez interviews Ambassador Yukiya Amano.

2008

Debating Article VI
David Krieger, Ambassador Mohamed Shaker, Christopher A. Ford
Advancing the Goals of NPT Article VI: Near-Term Opportunities through International Technical Cooperation (Viewpoint)
Arian Pregenzer
The Origin and Interpretation of Article VI
Thomas Graham Jr.
Monterey Institute Students Agree on Recommendations to the 2010 NPT Review Conference
A report by the Institute's Arms Control Simulation class.
Avoiding a Perfect Storm: Recharting the NPT Review Process
an article by Jean du Preez for the Arms Control Association.
The 2008 NPT Briefing Book
Published by the Mountbatten Centre for International Studies with the Center for Nonproliferation Studies, the NPT Briefing Book is the foremost resource on the NPT and related issues.
Preparing for 2010: Striking a Balance between Nuclear Disarmament & Nuclear Nonproliferation
A report on the CNS NPT Workshop, March 7-8, 2008, Annecy, France.

2007

Debating Disarmament: Interpreting Article VI of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
Christopher A. Ford
AUDIO: Debating Disarmament: Interpreting Article VI of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
Author Dr. Christopher A. Ford spoke at a NPR Luncheon Briefing hosted by the Nonproliferation Review about his article from the November 2007 issue.
Future Nuclear Strategies of the NPT Nuclear Weapon States
Dennis Gormley, Nikolai Sokov, John Simpson, JD Yuan, and Bruno Tertrais spoke as part of a panel of experts in an event hosted by CNS.
Half Full or Half Empty? Realizing the Promise of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty
an article by Jean du Preez for Arms Control Today.
Report on the CNS Roundtable Conference "Preparing for 2010: Where are we and where do we want to go?"
Held in New York on 27 October 2007.
Report on the 2007 NPT Workshop "Preparing for 2010: Getting the Process Right"
Held in Annecy, France on 16 and 17 March 2007. This report contains a summary of the 2007 CNS NPT workshop held in preparations for Preparatory Committee meeting. It also includes selected papers presented and circulated by the panelists at the workshop.
The 2007 NPT Briefing Book
Published by the Mountbatten Centre for International Studies with the Center for Nonproliferation Studies, the NPT Briefing Book is the foremost resource on the NPT and related issues.

2006

A Ban on Fissile Material as an Objective of the NPT
Paper by Jean du Preez, presented at a 2006 UNIDIR/EU meeting on the FMCT.
Thinking the Unthinkable? What If the NPT Collapses, Or is Eroded Away to Irrelevance?
Paper by Jean du Preez, at the 2006 Wilton Park conference.
Visions of Fission: The Demise of Nuclear Negative Security Assurances
Paper by Jean du Preez at the Article VI Forum on September 28, 2006, in Ottawa, Canada.
A Fissban With Or Without Existing Stocks: To Be Or Not To Be?
Paper presented by Jean du Preez at the Article VI Forum on September 28, 2006, in Ottawa, Canada.
Monterey Nonproliferation Strategy Group
Conceived as a small body of experienced practitioners and analysts, the Strategy Group aims to identify the basis for forging consensus or near-consensus on creative but realistic approaches that address pressing nuclear proliferation challenges. The Group met in April and November 2006 and considered challenges and potential common ground on issues related to the peaceful uses of nuclear energy and issue related to verification and compliance.

2005

The NPT Review Conference: 188 States in Search of Consensus
The International Spectator 3/2005, pp. 19-31.
Keeping the NPT Together: A Thankless Job in a Climate of Mistrust
An interview by Jean du Preez with Ambassador Sergio Duarte.
The 2005 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference: Mission Impossible?
By John Simpson and Jenny Nielsen, The Nonproliferation Review, Summer 2005.
Previewing the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Conference
Testimony by Jean du Preez to the Subcommittee on International Terrorism and Nonproliferation, House Committee on International Relations, April 28, 2005. Testimony based on article published in Arms Control Today.
The Fissban: Time for Renewed Commitment or a New Approach
By Jean du Preez, Disarmament Diplomacy Issue No. 79, April/May 2005.
Visions of Fission: The Demise of Nuclear Negative Security Assurances On The Bush Administration's Pentomic Battlefield
By Charles Blair and Jean du Preez, Spring 2005 issue of the Nonproliferation Review.
The 2005 NPT Review Conference: Can It Meet the Nuclear Challenge?
By Jean du Preez, Arms Control Today, April 2005.
The 2005 Review Conference: Finding Common Ground
Report on the CNS/MCIS NPT Workshop, March 18-19, 2005, Annecy, France.
The Fissile Material Cutoff Treaty (FMCT):Time for a new approach or renewed commitment?
paper presented at the Tokyo Seminar on the NPT Towards the 2005 Review Conference, 7 & 8 February 2005.

2004

Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones: Still a Useful Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Tool?
By Scott Parrish and Jean du Preez, paper commissioned by the International Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission.
The Future of a Treaty Banning Fissile Material for Weapons Purposes: Is It Still Relevant?
By Jean du Preez, paper commissioned by the International Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission.
The 2005 Review Conference: Understanding the Challenges and Devising Responses: Workshop on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
Rapporteur's Report by Jean du Preez.
The 2005 NPT Review Conference: Challenges and Prospects Ahead
A report by Jean du Preez.
The Roadmap to 2005
A report on the CNS-sponsored workshop to identify issues for the 2004 NPT PrepCom.

2003

Interview with Laszlo Molnar: The Second NPT Preparatory Committee: Issues, Results, Implications for the 2005 Review Conference
Nonproliferation Review, Spring 2004.
2003 NPT Preparatory Committee: Progress towards 2005 or business as usual?
A report by Jean du Preez.
Security Assurances and NWFZs: Is Progress Possible?
Paper presented by Jean du Preez at the 2003 Annecy workshop on the NPT: Challenges Facing the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime, March 14-15, 2003 (hard copy available).
North Korea's Withdrawal From the NPT: A Reality Check
By Jean du Preez and William Potter, a CNS Research Story of the Week, April 9, 2003.
Security Assurances Against the Use or Threat of Use of Nuclear Weapons: Is Progress Possible at the NPT PrepCom?
A report By Jean du Preez.
Cuba's Accession to the NPT: A Step toward Strengthening the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime
A report by Jean du Preez.
2003 NPT Preparatory Committee: "Business as Usual?,"
A CNS Research Story of the Week by Jean du Preez and Emily Schroeder, May 7, 2003.
The NPT and Its 2003 PrepCom Session: A Regime in Need of Intensive Care
By Tanya Ogilvie-White and John Simpson, The Nonproliferation Review, Spring 2003.
Security Assurances Against the Use or Threat of Use of Nuclear Weapons: Is Progress Possible at the NPT PrepCom?
A paper by Jean du Preez.

2002

The Impact of the Nuclear Posture Review on the International Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime
By Jean du Preez, The Nonproliferation Review 9 (Fall-Winter 2002).
Cuba's Accession to the NPT: A Step Toward Strengthening the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime
CNS Research Story of the Week by Jean du Preez, September 2002.
Towards NPT 2005: An Action Plan for the "13-Steps" Towards Nuclear Disarmament Agreed at NPT 2000
By Tariq Rauf.
Ambassador Abdallah Baali on the 2000 NPT Review Conference
Interview conducted by Tariq Rauf, The Nonproliferation Review VII/3 (Fall-Winter 2000).
An Unequivocal Success? Implications of the NPT Review Conference
By Tariq Rauf, Arms Control Today, July/August 2000.
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