The American Security Project, a non-proft, non-partisan organization, hosts a discussion on the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, which the United States signed, but has not ratified, featuring Rose Gottemoeller, Acting Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security.
The United States has observed a moratorium on testing nuclear weapons, but the U.S. Senate has not ratified the treaty, pending the participation of certain other nations. The United Nations passed the treaty in 1996, but it has not yet entered into force because not enough nations have ratified the treaty.
The discussion focuses on the prospects for the treaty, which can only enter into force when the 44 states who had nuclear capabilities when the treaty was created, and participated in its creation, ratify the treaty through their own national processes.
Barring ratification, the speaker said her team will focus on the state of nuclear weapons throughout the world and the safeguards that are in place to prevent nuclear war.