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nonproliferation

non pruh li fuh ray shuhn

  • n  the prevention of something increasing or spreading (especially the prevention of an increase in the number of countries possessing nuclear weapons)
    they protested that the nonproliferation treaty was just a plot to maintain the hegemony of those who already had nuclear weapons
    nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation are closely related goals

  • I should add that the topic in question was nuclear nonproliferation.
  • The centerpiece of the Carter approach was the 1978 Nuclear Nonproliferation Act (as distinct from the nonproliferation treaty).
  • Existing nonproliferation controls should not be abandoned just because they have been less than 100% effective.
News & Articles

  • Press Releases: 2013 Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism Plenary Meeting Joint Co-Chair Statement
    2013 Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism Plenary Meeting Joint Co-Chair Statement Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation May 24, 2013 Partner nations and official observers in the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT) gathered in Mexico City, Mexico, on May 24, 2013, for the GICNT Plenary Meeting. The GICNT has worked to strengthen global capacity to ...
    June 12, 2013 - U.S. Department of State
Quotes

  • Barack Obama in 京报网
    The major challenges of the 21st century - from climate change and nuclear nonproliferation to economic recovery - are challenges that touch both our nations; challenges that neither can solve by acting alone,Obama said.
  • President Bush in AFP
    This legislation will strengthen our global nuclear nonproliferation efforts, protect the environment, create jobs, and assist India in meeting its growing energy needs in a responsible manner,Bush said.
  • Dmitry Medvedev in Washington Post
    Chinese President Hu Jintao and new Russian President Dmitry Medvedev say in a joint statement that the plan "does not help to maintain strategic balance and stability or strengthen international efforts to control nonproliferation."

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