International Praise for CNND’s State of Play Report
The new book by Gareth Evans, Tanya Ogilvie-White and Ramesh Thakur, Nuclear Weapons: The State of Play 2015, is one of the most comprehensive and up-to-date assessments of the state of nuclear disarmament, non-proliferation, security and safety of nuclear materials, and peaceful nuclear energy development. It is an objective assessment of the problems and dangers present in this sphere, suggesting that the existing global nuclear order may be on the verge of a catastrophic systemic crisis. The book provides many reasons for concern which should be felt by governments and civil society organizations. We should be grateful to the authors for alerting the world to the present and future dangers and simultaneously providing an encyclopaedia on nuclear matters to all those who are involved and may get interested in these issues of crucial importance for the survival of civilization.
ALEXEY ARBATOV, Head of the Center for International Security, Institute of World Economy and International Relations and Head of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Program, Carnegie Moscow Center, Moscow
Reports like Nuclear Weapons: The State of Play 2015 are of vital importance in highlighting benchmarks by which to assess the effectiveness of existing disarmament and non-proliferation approaches and that of new methods to realizing a world free of nuclear weapons. The findings of this report have the potential to galvanize in significant ways governments, international organizations, and the general population, whose buy-in is critical to advancing the nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation agendas moving forward.
ANGELA KANE, High Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs, New York
Over the years I have collected many excellent books on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation. But your highly commendable book seems to be the most comprehensive and outstanding work I have ever seen.
JOHN KIERULF, retired Danish diplomat who worked for many years as disarmament negotiator and author of a book (in Danish) on disarmament, arms control and non-proliferation from a perspective of international law