CREATORCrail, Peter
TITLEAssessing Progress on Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament: 2009-2010 Report Card
DATE ACCESSED13 September 2017

This paper's purpose is to provide a factual basis for ongoing subjective political discussions on the state of nuclear nonproliferation and arms control in 11 nuclear-armed states in 2009 and 2010. It compares those states using ten recognized measures of nonproliferation, disarmament, and security. Each nation receives an overall grade composed of individual grades on the following elements: banning nuclear testing, ending production of fissile materials for weapons, reducing nuclear weapons alert levels, nuclear force reductions, negative security assurances, nuclear weapons-free zones (NWFZ), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards, nuclear weapons-related export controls, nuclear security commitments, and criminalization and illicit traffic commitments. The 11 nations receiving grades are Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) members China, France, Russia, United Kingdom and the United States; non-member NPT states India, Israel, and Pakistan; and the states of concern including North Korea (DPRK), Iran, and Syria. The report is supported by extensive notes and a glossary.

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