2014:04 Global Non-proliferation ‘Clubs’ vs. the NPT

The study analyses the relationship between the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, NPT and various initiatives and institutions (‘clubs’) based outside the NPT framework, which aims to improve and strengthen the Treaty. The study identifies conflicts and possible synergies and proposes options for developing and improving the interaction between the NPT and ‘clubs’ in order to increase the overall efficiency.

The report describes facts about the various non-proliferation ‘clubs’, and also analyses and formulates conclusions about the various international initiatives in non-proliferation. The subject is vast and the report therefore cannot naturally go in depth but provides useful information for those working in the area, but also for those generally interested. The report contains several ideas that can be studied further.