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Interpreting the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

Daniel H. Joyner

Abstract

The 1968 Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty has proven the most complicated and controversial of all arms control treaties, both in principle and in practice. Statements of nuclear-weapon States from the Cold War to the present, led by the United States, show a disproportionate prioritization of the non-proliferation pillar of the Treaty, and an unwarranted underprioritization of the civilian energy development and disarmament pillars of the treaty. This book argues that the way in which nuclear-weapon States have interpreted the Treaty has laid the legal foundation for a number of policies rela ... More

Keywords: arms control treaties, Cold War, United States, non-proliferation, nuclear weapons, disarmament, nuclear-weapons States, Vienna Convention

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199227358
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227358.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel H. Joyner, author
Associate Professor of Law, University of Alabama School of Law
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