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Australia and the Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Initiative: difficult times for disarmament diplomacy by Tanya Ogilvie-White

By Tanya Ogilvie-White

Australia recognises the critical role that the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons plays in preventing uncontrolled proliferation and promoting disarmament, and upholding the treaty has long been a core foreign policy goal.

However Australia's disarmament diplomacy has hit a difficult patch.

This paper proposes a way forward, focusing primarily on the Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Initiative.