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Hiroshima for Global Peace

Hiroshima Report 2023Chapter 1 Area Summary

(1) Nuclear Disarmament

6-point Nuclear Disarmament Radar Charts

According to the following radar charts illustrating where each nuclear-weapon state stands with respect to different aspects of nuclear disarmament, China is required to improve its efforts for nuclear weapons reduction and transparency. Russia and the United States are urged to undertake further reductions of their nuclear arsenals. The performances of France the United Kingdom are relatively well-balanced, compared to the other NWS. Still, those two countries need to improve their efforts regarding reductions, commitments and operational policies.

 Aspects  Issues
  • Number of nuclear weapons
  • Reduction of nuclear weapons
  • Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW)
  • Commitments to achieving a world without nuclear weapons
  • Humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons
  • Disarmament and non-proliferation education and cooperation with the civil society
  • Hiroshima and Nagasaki Peace Memorial Ceremonies
 Operational policy
  • Diminishing roles and significance of nuclear weapons in the national security strategies and policies
  • De-alerting, or measures for maximizing decision time to authorize the use of nuclear weapons
 Multilateral treaties
  • Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT)
  • Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty (FMCT)
  • Transparency regarding nuclear forces, fissile material for nuclear weapons, and nuclear strategy/doctrine
  • Verification
  • Irreversibility

(2) Nuclear Non-Proliferation

(3) Nuclear Security

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