The Treaty Of Nuclear Weapons

1691 WordsMay 14, 20167 Pages
In March 1970, the Treaty of Nuclear Non-proliferation came into existence. The treaty sought to inhibit the widespread of the nuclear weapons. At this period, the treaty had one hundred and ninety state-parties. There was classification of the state-parties into two categories. The first type was the Nuclear Weapon States that consisted of China, France, United States, Russia and the United Kingdom. The other category consisted of non-nuclear weapons states. Under the agreement, the five nuclear weapons states committed themselves to pursuing the general and the complete disarmament. On the other hand, the non-nuclear weapons states made an agreement of preceding the development or the acquisition of the nuclear weapons. However, despite the emergence of the treaty of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation having been in existence for almost fifty years, the worldwide threat of the nuclear weapons remains. In this dissertation, the role of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in the contemporary global system and the effectiveness of the prevention of the spread of the nuclear weapons is examined. There is also discussion about the comparison and contrast of two interpretations of the NPT. The nuclear non-proliferation treaty played the role of mobilization of the states to prevent the multiplication of the nuclear weapons (Nye, 2005). The systems of the worldwide safeguards prevented the diversion of the materials that were fissile into the weapons successfully. There was widening
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