New edition of CTBTO Spectrum out now!

Ahead of the 10th Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) – postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic and now due to take place by April 2021 – we bring you a special new issue of our magazine CTBTO Spectrum, which reappears after a long hiatus.

Spotlighting the essential place of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) within the nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament framework in the run-up to the RevCon, it features analytical articles based on interviews with a broad range of experts – many of them members of the CTBTO’s Group of Eminent Persons (GEM). Key perspectives come from Grigory Berdennikov, former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation; Sérgio Duarte and Angela Kane, both former UN High Representatives for Disarmament Affairs; Chilean diplomat Hellmut Lagos; Patricia Lewis, International Security Programme Director at Chatham House; and Bruno Tertrais, deputy director of the Fondation pour la recherche stratégique (FRS).

Other contributions include a view by founding CTBTO Youth Group (CYG) member Sarah Bidgood on the challenges, risks and opportunities for the CTBT in the final chapter of the 2020 NPT Review Cycle; a close look at the CYG and its inter-generational dialogue with the GEM; a testament to the tragic legacy of nuclear testing by Togzhan Kassenova; and the story of restoring Senegal’s auxiliary seismic station by station operator Mapathé Ndiaye.

The issue features artworks from the Global Scholar Art Campaign organised by CTBTO and the Spanish non-governmental organization Paz y Cooperacion, in which more than 1000 works of art were received from talented young artists in 25 countries. Read the full new issue here and browse previous editions here.

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