2017: Challenging Nuclearism
The Asia-Pacific Journal | Japan Focus, Volume 15 | Issue 14 | Number 1 | Jul 15, 2017
Mit freundlicher Erlaubnis von Japan Focus
Challenging Nuclearism: The Nuclear Ban Treaty Assessed
On 7 July 2017 122 countries at the UN voted to approve the text of a proposed international treaty entitled ‘Draft Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.’ This article assesses the significance of broad international support for the draft treaty, the opposition to it on the part of all nine nuclear powers, and its possible contribution to nuclear disarmament.