Kazakhstan’s example in promoting nuclear non-proliferation
Oxford Analytica produced a report which comes at a crucial time for the global nuclear order. While the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) provides a forum for states to engage on issues of disarmament and the peaceful uses of nuclear technology, its current review cycle is taking place in an increasingly difficult geopolitical environment. Profound disagreements between participating states are likely to derail the 2020 NPT Review Conference, as they did in 2005 and 2015.
As confidence wanes, one important case study is Kazakhstan. To date Kazakhstan remains the only country to have completely sealed its nuclear testing sites and removed all nuclear warheads and weapons-grade nuclear material from its territory.
Oxford Analytica brought together the expertise and insights of its advisors and subject-matter specialists to explore the key issues highlighted in the report.
The report offers a fresh perspective on how states can uphold the principles of disarmament and the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and become an active participant in global initiatives to curb the proliferation of nuclear weapons and reduce the associated risks.