Renew the Drive for CTBT Ratification

Author
Jofi Joseph
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
The Washington Quarterly
Volume
32
Issue Number
2
Publication Date
Institution
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Abstract
As the historic first 100 days of President Barack Obama's administration fly by, he faces a tsunami of advice on the key priorities he should pursue over the next four years. Ranging from energy independence and national health care reform to improving America's image with the Islamic world and revamping our foreign assistance structure, the president must decide where to focus his scarce time, resources, and political capital. One initiative he should strongly consider this year is calling upon the U.S. Senate to once again take up the ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) to outlaw nuclear testing around the world, even though the initiative failed in October 1999 by a 51—48 vote.
Topic
Islam
Political Geography
America