Nuclear Non Proliferation

Introductory Thesis

    On the morning of August 6, 1945, the world was introduced and exposed to an unprecedented level of man made destruction unheard of and unmatched in the history of the world. Within two days, nuclear weapons dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki led to the immediate death of over 120,000 people. While these new innovative weapons shook the ground for miles to come on Japanese soil, the ‘shock wave’ of the blasts woke the world, and the worlds only nuclear proliferators(the United States) over the necessity to implement effective measures to ensure that man would never bear witness and experience the horrific carnage introduced to the world on solemn day. From the ashes of the two annihilated Japanese cities was an unforeseen commitment to a system of global governance over nuclear proliferation, as a way of ensuring that atrocities on such a scale would never be repeated into the future. This paper will exemplify the measures and efforts taken as a way of structuring a world body to regulate and provide oversight to international nuclear proliferation. It will then proceed to highlight the successes and difficulties this global governing body has experienced since its inception, and will conclude by spelling out the evolving threats of today’s world and what action Nuclear Non Proliferation regime is taking to cope with the problems the 21st century has posed to it.
The Opening Act of Nuclear Non Proliferation
During the aftermath of the US Nuclear strikes on Japan which concluded World War II, the United States, was determined to create a world in which the use of nuclear weapons would remain a thing of the past. This commitment first began to pickup steam with the newly established UN Atomic Energy commission and its presented initiative the “Baruch Plan.”(von Weizsacker,2009) Under the plan devised by the US representative to the commission Bernard Baruch, the US would unilaterally destroy its stockpile of...