Zahir Kazmi

Articles by Zahir Kazmi

30 August 2012

Letter from Pakistan: How an unfair non-proliferation regime undermines nuclear security

Zahir Kazmi

In a September 1967 speech, V.C. Trivedi, the Indian Ambassador to an early UN arms control effort known as the Eighteen Nations Committee on Disarmament, said that developing countries could tolerate nuclear weapons apartheid, but not an atomic apartheid that prevented them from attaining the economic progress that civilian nuclear power can bring. Regrettably, today's global nonproliferation architecture is being applied with such selectivity that it can truly be called the neo-nuclear apartheid.