Breakthrough or bust: What future for the NPT?

In May 2005, State Parties will gather in New York to review the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). The decision to shift US policy away from multi-lateralism, a weakening of the political will among the nuclear states to pursue non-proliferation and disarmament goals, together with serious doubts about the efficacy of the NPT, threaten the very existence of the treaty. Nigel Chamberlain, an analyst at the British-American Security Information Council, discusses how international non-proliferation consensus can be strengthened.