Seventy years after the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the
world is no closer to an unequivocal commitment to abolishing nuclear
The recent (27 April – 22 May) review conference of the Treaty on the
Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) failed to reach consensus on
how a world free of nuclear weapons could be achieved, and concluded
without a final document. This raises the question whether it is time
for a new framework.