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Hiroshima for Global Peace

Hiroshima Report 20185. The United States (Nuclear-Weapon State)

Points / Full Points (%)

Nuclear Disarmament

16.7/101 (16.5%)

The U.S. possessing 6,800 nuclear warheads, continues to implement the New START. Its reports on nuclear weapons have been the most transparent among the NWS. The U.S. has established and led the “International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification (IPNDV).” On the other hand, it is pointed out the possibilities of an increasing role of nuclear weapons by the Trump administration. Negative responses to the CTBT has also gradually appeared, particularly compared to the U.S. previous administration. The United States neither participated in the negotiation conference of the TPNW, nor signed the treaty. The U.S. voted against most of the UNGA Resolutions regarding nuclear disarmament, except that proposed by Japan.

Nuclear Non-Proliferation

41/47 (87.2%)

The U.S. has proactively led the efforts to bolster nuclear non-proliferation, including contributions to the IAEA safeguards systems and implementation of stringent export controls. It acceded to the IAEA Additional Protocol with the provision for complementary access visits. On the other hand, statements by the U.S. new administration raised concerns about the future of the JCPOA on the Iranian nuclear issue.

Nuclear Security

24/41 (58.5%)

The U.S. has continued involvement in the IAEA’s efforts to strengthen nuclear security and has hosted several international workshops related to nuclear security through 2017. It has also expressed its financial contribution to the NSF. On the other hand, from the contrast with the former Obama administration, which led the nuclear security summit process, attention is focused on the new nuclear security policy of the U.S. Trump administration. However, as of 2017, such a policy to strengthen nuclear security by the U.S. has not been announced.

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