Public Organization Review

, Volume 15, Issue 2, pp 227–236 | Cite as

Is the NPT an Effective International Instrument to Stop Nuclear Proliferation Without the Establishment of an International Organisation to Supervise the Implementation of its Provision?

  • Jorge Morales Pedraza


The NPT is the cornerstone of the nuclear non-proliferation regime, which includes a group of regional and international agreements that have been used, with some success, to slow down the spread of nuclear weapons during the past 43 years, but it has been incapable to completely stop the proliferation of such weapons. This dangerous situation is affecting international peace, security and stability. The paper presents several proposals that could change this situation, if are adopted by the international community.


NPT IAEA Nuclear non-proliferation Nuclear disarmament Nuclear-weapon States Non-nuclear weapon States 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Independent Consultant on International AffairsViennaAustria

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