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Professor Sokolski edits book on nonproliferation

Henry D. Sokolski’s newest book, Nuclear Rules, Not Just Rights: The NPT Reexamined, was released this February.

In this book, Sokolski and other contributors explore the conventional wisdom on nuclear nonproliferation and the current state of affairs of nonproliferation policy under the Trump administration. Specifically, the volume examines the Nuclear Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and its key loopholes. Sokolski states that the “NPT is almost universal. However, it has fallen on hard times.” A few of the loopholes he emphasizes in his work are the effectiveness of NPT’s safeguards, the implications of the treaty’s withdrawal process, and the interpretation of the treaty itself. “Closing those [loopholes] is essential to make the treaty a sharper, more useful, and credible tools.”

Mr. Sokolski’s other written works include The Next Arms Race (2012), and The Iran Deal: An Omission We Still Can Fix (2015), and several others. He currently serves as Executive Director of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center, and was formerly Deputy for Nonproliferation Policy at the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy.

Mr. Sokolski currently teaches a course on U.S. nonproliferation and nuclear policy at IWP. 

Please click here to download the book.