On November 29, APLN hosted a private briefing with CTBTO Executive Secretary Dr. Robert Floyd. He provided updates on the latest developments in the signing and ratification of the CTBT, Russia’s withdrawal of its ratification of the CTBT, and the CTBTO’s international monitoring system.
The [Russian] de-ratification is certainly disappointing. More than anything, it is a symptom of the very contentious and unstable geopolitical landscape that we are in. Yet the CTBT remains a bright spot and continues to provide a viable path in the non-proliferation and disarmament landscape.
-Executive Secretary Dr. Robert Floyd