Presentation - Foundation for Defense of Democracies

State of Play and Future of the Multilateral Non-proliferation Regimes and Initiatives

| May 29, 2017
  • The last couple of years have seen mixed progress in non-proliferation, arms control, and disarmament. On the positive side, we can applaud the Ministerial-level Nuclear Security conference in December 2016 and actions emanating from that.
  • There have also been no new nuclear proliferation cases, but nuclear weapons build-up continues in South Asia and in North Korea.
  • On the negative side of the leger, we have seen the tragic use of chemical weapons in Syria not only by a state, but also by non-state actors. The jury is still out on whether the international community can draw a complete picture to ensure that all chemical weapons and capabilities to produce them have been dismantled and that users are brought to justice.
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For Academic Citation: Heinonen, Olli. “State of Play and Future of the Multilateral Non-proliferation Regimes and Initiatives.” Presentation, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, May 29, 2017.

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