The "P5 Process" History and What to Expect in 2015


The United Kingdom will play host to the "P5 Process" meeting with the United States, China, Russia, and France on February 4-5th to discuss obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

The inception of the “P5 Process” created a private forum for the NWS to discuss implementation of their NPT commitments, opening up the possibility of a constructive multilateralism. Six years since it began, progress has been achieved in deepening relationships and mutual understanding, but has on the whole been disappointing. This upcoming “P5 Process” meeting will be important to prepare the NWS for the upcoming NPT Review Conference.

This background brief outlines the process' history and implementation in the context of international non-proliferation regime.

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  • Kate Chandley Kate interned in BASIC’s London office from January - June 2015 and worked as a program assistant on the Next Generation project until September 2015..
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