Ekaterina Shirobokova

Why the Netherlands Is Participating in Negotiations to Ban Nuclear Weapons

In December of 2016, the UN General Assembly decided it would convene negotiations on a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons within the coming year. Not surprisingly, possessors of nuclear weapons and their allies voted against the resolution. The Netherlands was the only NATO member-state to abstain from voting. Despite this, it took part in the…

Why the Netherlands Is Participating in Negotiations to Ban Nuclear Weapons

In December of 2016, the UN General Assembly decided it would convene negotiations on a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons within the coming year. Not surprisingly, possessors of nuclear weapons and their allies voted against the resolution. The Netherlands was the only NATO member-state to abstain from voting. Despite this, it took part in the…