Diminutive hopes on Nuclear Disarmament

A. Vinod Kumar
Content Type
Working Paper
Institute of Foreign Policy Studies, University of Calcutta
The 65th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings has just gone by. This was one passionate moment for the comity of nations to conscientiously introspect why all the movements and initiatives on disarmament in the past six decades have not borne fruition. This was also an opportunity to formally acknowledge the failure of the recent momentum on nuclear disarmament, initiated by the statesmen quadrate – Henry Kissinger, William Perry, Sam Nunn and George Schultz. Their two-piece exhortation in the Wall Street Journal had triggered a global wave of debates, initiatives and commissions to explore pragmatic paths towards Global Zero, all of which faded out with the disappointing outcome of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference (RevCon) in May.
Arms Control and Proliferation, Nuclear Weapons, Treaties and Agreements, Weapons of Mass Destruction