Slowing nuclear weapon reductions and endless nuclear weapon modernizations: A challenge to the NPT

  title={Slowing nuclear weapon reductions and endless nuclear weapon modernizations: A challenge to the NPT},
  author={Hans M. Kristensen and Robert S. Norris},
  journal={Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists},
  pages={107 - 94}
The nuclear-armed states have large residual nuclear arsenals, and post-Cold War reductions of nuclear weapons have slowed. Meanwhile, the nuclear nations have undertaken ambitious nuclear weapon modernization programs that threaten to prolong the nuclear era indefinitely. These trends present a challenge to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty community, appearing to contradict the promises by the five NPT nuclear-weapon states to pursue a halt to the nuclear arms race and to seek nuclear… 
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