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Preparations already afoot for 2020 NPT Review Conference at UN in New York (Photo: United Nations Photo)

Nuclear weapons: old dilemmas, new dangers

Nuclear weapons have posed a challenge to international security since 1945. Today that challenge looms as large as ever.

The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty has been under severe threat for many years and even more so today.

North Korea's nuclear weapons threaten the global security order and our multilateral system, and Iran's nuclear activities could form a potential threat. Implementation of arms control treaties is being challenged as well.

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Preparations already afoot for 2020 NPT Review Conference at UN in New York (Photo: United Nations Photo)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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