Fissile Material Cutoff Treaty

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An FMCT would require that all member states refrain from producing additional bomb-grade fuel for nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices, but would not obligate them to reduce existing stockpiles. There is no agreed-upon text for such a treaty. The Conference on Disarmament (CD) has been the main venue for negotiations.

BASIC event in Ottawa, Canada, March 2013

BASIC organized a roundtable discussion on the FM(C)T on March 8, 2013, in cooperation with the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University and the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University, with support from the International Security Research and Outreach Programme (ISROP) of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada.  Discussion was anchored around the role of the forthcoming Group of Governmental Experts in moving the FM(C)T process forward.

BASIC produced a summary of the roundtable discussion and a review of recent analysis and literature on the FM(C)T debates.

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