The Ultimate Nuclear Test

It is absolutely vital to international peace and security to sustain and reinforce the current momentum for nuclear disarmament. This requires extending the rule of law to disarmament - a goal that will receive a boost when the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty enters into force.

NEW YORK – On 1 November, a team of over 35 experts will launch an exercise to inspect a simulated nuclear test site near the Dead Sea in Jordan—a step forward in completing the global verification system of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT).

Then on 12 November, the world’s Nobel Peace Laureates will hold a summit in Hiroshima to stress the priority of nuclear disarmament and affirm their commitment to promoting it.

Countless other international initiatives are also underway that reflect a wider revolution in thinking about nuclear weapons—a revolution that is welcome and long overdue.

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