THE SUNDAY GUARDIAN
Dr. Manpreet Sethi offered a skeptical perspective on the TPNW and its ambitions of achieving a nuclear weapons free world. Sethi assesses India’s criticisms of the TPNW and argues that supporters of nuclear elimination should concentrate on inducing support for the ban among nuclear possessors. Learn more.
“Honduras became the 50th country to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) on 24 October 2020. Ninety days from that date, the ban treaty, as it is popularly called, will enter into force. At a time when arms control treaties are falling by the wayside, this should have been a heartening move. However, despite the landmark event, TPNW is unlikely to achieve its goal of ushering in a nuclear weapons free world (NWFW). While it valiantly outlaws the development, testing, production, manufacture, acquisition, transfer, possession, stockpiling and use or threat of use of nuclear weapons, it presently bans the bomb for those who do not have it!”