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Cooperative Security, Arms Control and Disarmament Policy Brief  No.99 - January, 2021 • By Jorge Hersschens

Policy Brief No.99: The Nuclear Ban Treaty is a Fact

In this Policy Brief, Jorge Hersschens considers the pioneering role that Belgium has taken historically on nuclear issues and what this might mean for its future stance on the TPNW. Belgium is a small country and a military minnow, but it is the only NATO member state to recognise the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). For a number of reasons it would be wrong to conclude that this country’s actions—or inaction—with respect to the TPNW are irrelevant for the Atlantic Alliance. 

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