Following the recent NPT preparatory committee meeting in Geneva, Paul Meyer asks if member states are avoiding the most urgent questions around the fate of nuclear weapons.
Adjunct professor, Simon Fraser University, and senior fellow at The Simons Foundation
Paul Meyer is an adjunct professor of International Studies at Simon Fraser University and a senior fellow at The Simons Foundation. A former Ambassador of Canada for Disarmament, he is the current Chair of the Canadian Pugwash Group.
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