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The 2014 edition of Assuring Destruction Forever is now available!

Reaching Critical Will is launching Assuring destruction forever: 2014 edition ahead of this year's NPT Prepatory Committee to cast a spotlight on the ongoing investment in nuclear weapons by the nuclear-armed states.

ADF-2014-coverThis updated study explores the ongoing and planned nuclear weapon modernization programmes in China, France, India, Israel, Pakistan, Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

As of April 2014, the nuclear-armed states are estimated to possess approximately 17,300 nuclear weapons. All of them have plans to modernize—upgrade and/or extend the lives of—their nuclear weapons. In this study, non-governmental researchers and analysts provide information on each country’s modernization plans. There are eight country chapters followed by three “thematic” chapters that address issues of international law, divestment, and civil society. The country chapters are chock full of detailed information about nuclear weapon programmes and policies while the thematic chapters analyze these policies in a broader context.