Paul Meyer

Articles by Paul Meyer

2 January 2018

As new technologies change the face of war, whether and how to pursue arms-control and disarmament treaties is an urgent question. Our past treaties show us that codified commitments can have an influence on state conduct.

8 April 2015

Why the NPT needs more transparency by the nuclear weapon states

Paul MeyerHenrik SalanderZia Mian

Reporting on nuclear arsenals and stocks of fissile materials are so varied and incomplete that they cannot be compared or be used to judge progress toward disarmament

24 September 2013

Transparency: The beginning of the end of nuclear weapons?

Henrik SalanderArend J. MeerburgMiguel Marín BoschPaul MeyerZia Mian

If nuclear weapon states report openly on their arsenals, it could smooth the path to disarmament.

19 September 2011

Free the Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty: Functionality over forum

Paul Meyer

History repeats itself, the saying goes, first as tragedy and then as farce. This characterization could readily be applied to the international community's efforts to negotiate a treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons. A longstanding objective of the international community, the Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty (FMCT) has, tragically, never been the subject of even preliminary negotiations, as the nuclear powers that allegedly support it avoid taking any effective action on the treaty while, farcically, bemoaning its absence.