29th NSG Plenary Meeting: Breaking the Stalemate

Spread of the Nuclear weapons is considered as a threat to global security and peace. Nuclear proliferation pessimists and arms control experts‟ aim to limit the nuclear weapons states to the possible lowest numbers. For this purpose, multiple tools, including legally binding treaties, voluntary arrangements and regional committees, have been created to prevent nuclear proliferation. There are so called dedicated groups working towards the prevention of spread of nuclear materials and technology such as Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). NSG was created as an export control regime to regulate export of nuclear-related material and technology for peaceful purposes and prohibit the transfer of nuclear materials for weapons production. Today it comprises 48 states possessing nuclear materials and technology.Pakistan, being a nuclear-weapon state and having a peaceful uses program, is an aspirant to join the NSG. Read More

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Miss Asma is a Senior Research officer at the Islamabad Policy Institute (IPI), Pakistan. Her research focuses on regional peace and security with special emphasis on non-proliferation, arms control and disarmament. She also contributes in national dailies and international blogs on issues of strategic significance. She has previously worked at Strategic Vision Institute (SVI), Senate of Pakistan, Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU), and Institute for Strategic Studies, Research and Analysis (ISSRA, NDU). She can be reached at: asma.khalid@ipipk.org

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