“The Courage to Challenge the Nuclear World Order”
Commentary by M.V. Ramana
Simons Chair in Disarmament, Global and Human Security
Liu Institute for Global Issues, The University of British Columbia
and Zia Mian
Co-Director of the Program on Science and Global Security
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University.
Published by Economic & Political Weekly
Vol. 52, Issue No. 48
December 2, 2017
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-In July 2017, 122 countries adopted the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. To mark this historic achievement, this year’s Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, in recognition of its work over the past decade to make this treaty possible. This article reflects on the nuclear disarmament activism that led up to the formation of ICAN and the new treaty, and the challenges this now poses to the nuclear weapon states.