The NPT represents an uneasy compromise between the desire of nuclear weapon States to halt proliferation of nuclear weapons in other States in order to safeguard their own security, and the determination of the overwhelming majority of non-nuclear weapon States to reduce and finally to eliminate nuclear weapons in the world because of their intolerable destructiveness to all humanity. The newly fashioned review process provides a unique opportunity through which to resolve this ambiguity in the post-cold war era, where new doctrines must replace old ones as we enter the twenty-first century.
A Strengthened Review Process for the NPT,
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