New edition of CTBTO Spectrum out now!

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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 Cooperaciόn, in which more than 1000 works of art were received from talented young artists in 25 countries.

Read the full new issue here [PDF] and browse previous editions here.



Editorial 2 [PDF]
Contributors 4 [PDF]
Status of Treaty and Certified IMS Facilities
6 [PDF]
NPT and CTBT: A key relationship in tough times
By CTBTO Editorial Team
8 [PDF]
The CTBT: Rebuilding trust in the multilateral nuclear regime
By CTBTO Editorial Team
10 [PDF]
GEM Declaration June 2019 16 [PDF]
The CTBT and the 2020 NPT Review Cycle: Challenges, risks, and opportunities
By Sarah Bidgood
18 [PDF]
Towards a real inter-generational dialogue: The CTBTO's experience
By CTBTO Editorial Team
20 [PDF]
75 years after Trinity: A legacy of harm and hope
By CTBTO Editorial Team
24 [PDF]
Living with the nuclear tests: The Semipalatinsk story
By Togzhan Kassenova
28 [PDF]
Giving a second life to Senegal's auxiliary seismic station
By Mapathé Ndiaya
30 [PDF]
Global scholar art campaign
Organized by CTBTO and Paz y Cooperación
32 [PDF]