Mainstreamed or Sidelined? Non-NPT States and the Nuclear Order

Our Project Leader, Sebastian Brixey-Williams, asked a Carnegie panel of nuclear practitioners from India, Israel, and Pakistan whether they saw their states as responsible nuclear-armed states, and what criteria they use to make such an assertion. Not surprisingly, all the participants said yes, citing various criteria such as nuclear security, nuclear safety, mindfulness of maintaining stability, transparency and a robust and effective civil society. In the absence of a common framework for talking about nuclear responsibilities, the answers help contribute to a crystallising position on what the responsibilities entailed by the possession of nuclear weapons might be.

Click here to listen to Sebastian’s question and the full answers from the panel.

Click here to read BASIC’s 2016 report on this topic, Responsible Nuclear Sovereignty and the Future of the Global Nuclear Order.

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