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Henry D. Sokolski is the Executive Director for the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center.
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Nuclear Proliferation Treaty Troubles Remain Unaddressed Amid a Global Pandemic

It is vital that would-be bombmakers be disabused of any notion that they could evade tough international sanctions. We need a country-neutral, reasonably predictable, more-or-less automatic sanction regime that puts all countries on notice, even friends of the powerful. Just as we’ve had to discard business-as-usual thinking to deal with the current worldwide health emergency;…

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The Little-Known Loophole in the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty

The State Department should use the upcoming conference as an opportunity to concentrate on its most immediate concern: closing the gap in the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty system which makes possible the overly lax provision for a withdrawal and eliminating the uncertainties about the continuation of IAEA inspections. Read more at The National Interest

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Taking Erdogan’s critique of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty seriously

Over the years, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) has taken heavy fire both from enemies and friends, but recently there has been nothing so sharp as the criticism that Turkish President Recep Erdogan delivered September 24 in a UN General Assembly speech. It deserves much more attention than it got because it reflects a continued loss…

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Priority-one for space policy should be to protect U.S. satellites

Space self-defense and partnership strategies are hardly getting the attention they deserve. Should dominance be our immediate space security priority? The short answer is no. Why? Doing so jeopardizes achieving the more urgent task of protecting our critical satellites. Dominance may be desirable but, for now, the United States must tackle the weightier task of…

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Blast From the Past

This article appeared in Foreign Policy and was co-authored by IWP Professor Henry Sokolski, William Burr, Avner Cohen, Lars-Erik De Geer, Victor Gilinsky, Sasha Polakow-Suransky, Leonard Weiss, and Christopher Wright. Forty years ago, a U.S. satellite detected the telltale signs of a nuclear explosion. An analysis of the evidence today points to a clandestine nuclear…

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