Thu, 27 July 2017
122 countries just adopted a treaty banning nuclear weapons, in the same week that North Korea tested an ICBM. Andrea, Gaukhar, and Beatrice Fihn from the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons talk about what made the cut for the final treaty, debate some of the implications, and evaluate whether diplomats are most like a solid, a liquid, or a gas.
Links and Documents of Note:
Negotiating mandate: http://www.
First draft text of the ban (22 May 2017): http://www.
Amended text, 27 June 2017: http://www.
Revised texts of the working groups (held on 30 June) are available at: http://www.
Text which incorporates working group proposals, and which was circulated to capitals on 3 July 2017, as Kim Jong Un was smoking his pre-launch cigarette: http://www.
Final treaty, adopted 7 July: http://www.