Russia and Iran sign the Agreement on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy.
The U.S. conducts its activities under the joint U.S.-USSR experiment on nuclear test monitoring in Nevada.


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On August 8, the first two meetings were held in the Third Main Committee of the X NPT Review Conference, which specializes in the use of atomic energy for peaceful purposes. During the meetings, statements were made by 48 States, as well as 4 coalitions and the EU.

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The first week of the X NPT Review Conference was held in New York, during which 9 plenary meetings were held, as well as two meetings in the first committee.

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On August 3, the 5th and 6th plenary meetings were held within X NPT Review Conference. During the meetings, 43 states intervened with their statements, as well as the Stockholm Initiative coalition, represented by Sweden. Amid the calls for the withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukraine, the state parties also expressed their readiness for joint efforts to adopt the final document of the Review Conference and the desire to prevent the failure of the 2015 Conference.


On August 1, the long-awaited the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) Review Conference in New York kicked off. The conference, which began with a general debate, including high-level statements by world leaders, will move on to thematic issues at the end of the second week. In addition to the 191 NPT signatories, civil society and NGO representatives take part and will address government delegates on August 5. Over the first two days, 40 states have presented their positions. 


For the first time in the last 30 years, not only experts but also ordinary people start thinking about nuclear weapons and nuclear dangers again. It’s much less about climate, It’s much more about nuclear challenges and threats. Ordinary Europeans feel very vulnerable today, they definitely haven’s felt so vulnerable for the last 30 years, and the current situation very clearly reminds many of us about the nuclear dangers of the early 1980s. Here are my ten points on what can be realistically done at times of strategic instability in Europe also aimed at finding the pathways toward risk reduction and de-escalation.

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