VERTIC participates in the Moscow Non-Proliferation Conference 2017

Senior researcher Noel Stott attended the 2017 Moscow Nonproliferation Conference, from 19-21 October 2017. The event was organised by the Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS) in partnership with the Russian Foreign Ministry.
 
Amb. Roland Timerbaev, one of the key negotiators and founding fathers of the NPT, was the guest of honour at the Conference.
 
The goal of the conference was to bring together senior nuclear energy, non-proliferation, security, and regional experts from think-tanks, governmental agencies, and international organizations to discuss and brainstorm the most pressing issues related to the international nuclear non-proliferation regime. Importantly, a delegation from the DPRK attended and responded to the presentations and discussions on the nuclear crisis on the Korean peninsula
 
The conference, which was attended by over 200 participants from 40 countries, covered a broad range of topics, including: the current state of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and prospects for the 2020 NPT Review Cycle; the sustainability of the JCPOA; and, the role of multilateral diplomacy in defusing the nuclear crisis on the Korean peninsula.
 
Other issues focussed on included: the potential impact of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on the NPT; the role of nuclear weapons in military doctrines; New START Treaty: preparing for life after 2021; establishing a Middle East WMD-Free Zone; security in Northeast Asia; critical steps needed for entry into force of the CTBT; barriers and solutions for countries embarking on nuclear power programmes; whether sanctions are counter-productive in enforcing non-proliferation; and, the combatting WMD Terrorism.
 
 

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