Why Nobel Peace Prize Winner ICAN Is Unlikely to Mean Fewer Nukes

On Sunday, December 10, 2017, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons—ICAN—was awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, “for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons.”

Writing in The Washington Post’s political science blog, the Monkey Cage, Visiting Assistant Professor of Government Rebecca Gibbons explains why the US and her NATO allies are unlikely to take much notice of ICAN and the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons that it helped establish at the United Nations.

Earlier this year, Rebecca Gibbons was awarded a grant from the US Department of Defense for her research project titled The Effect of the Proposed Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty on US Allies.

One thought on “Why Nobel Peace Prize Winner ICAN Is Unlikely to Mean Fewer Nukes

  1. Dave Dayanan

    This is great for the allies but how about for those who put no intention to stop making nukes. Hope ICAN can find a way to make others participate allies or no allies. For everyones safety.

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