COMMENT

The architecture which has reduced the threat of nuclear conflict for the past 50 years is currently being vandalised and dismantled.

The framework which was constructed between the early 1960s and the late 1990s was built around a number of principles, enshrined in both bilateral and international treaties.

The principles were the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons to countries which did not have them in the past; the reduction of nuclear weapons for those who already possessed them; an equal sharing of responsibility and risk for the nuclear superpowers; and controlling the development of new nuclear weapons by comprehensively ending

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