Diplomatic posturing on the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, the Fissile Material Cutoff Treaty, and new strategic arms reductions waxes as prospects for progress wane. Progress requires lubrication for friction between Russia and the United States, China and the United States, China and India, India and Pakistan, and Pakistan and the United States. Friction between the nuclear “haves” and the “have nots” is also growing, along with the distance between proposed ends and means. Gridlock has prompted calls for a Nuclear Ban Treaty.
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