FAQ: 2013 NPT Review Conference Preparatory Committee

CNS has compiled a set of frequently asked questions (FAQ) relating to the PrepCom meeting to be held in Geneva starting April 22 to May 3, 2013.

OP#18: Stories of the Soviet Anti-Plague System

Occasional Paper #18: CNS researchers reveal the anti-plague system in Russia and how it was reported by western media.

Full Steam Ahead: Day 8 of the NPT PrepCom

Statements on Cluster 3 issues continued, the plenary session was quiet as regional groups met with Chair in closed meetings discussing the Chair’s summary.

Soldiering On: Day 7 of the NPT PrepCom

The Conference continued at its usual pace with no real surprises, suggesting Egypt’s walkout may not have as great an effect as its delegation may have hoped.

The Walkout: Day 6 of the NPT PrepCom

Egypt announced that its delegation was withdrawing from the remainder of the PrepCom due to the perceived lack of seriousness in establishing a WMD-Free Zone in the Middle East.

Negative Security Assurances and Nonproliferation: Day 5 of the NPT PrepCom

Friday, April 26, 2013, featured the conclusion of Cluster 1 debates on negative security assurances and the commencement of Cluster 2, nonproliferation issues.

How Many Steps in a Step-by-Step Approach? Day 4 of the NPT PrepCom

The fourth day consisted of statements on general disarmament matters and on the specific issue of security assurances.

NGOs on Nukes: Day 3 of the NPT PrepCom

The morning session was set aside for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to address the PrepCom, while the afternoon saw the continuation of general debate and the beginnings of discussions on Cluster 1 issues.

Onward and Upward: Day 2 of the NPT PrepCom

The second session of the PrepCom continued on Tuesday with two sessions devoted to general debate.

Looking Backward and Forward: Day 1 of the 2013 NPT PrepCom

The second session began on April 22, 2013 as scheduled.