2015 Consensus Statement on the Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference
May 11, 2015
While the United States, United Kingdom, and France often meet bilaterally with one another, they rarely meet in a trilateral forum, officially or unofficially, to discuss nuclear issues. In an effort to increase trilateral nuclear interaction, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) established a group of high-level "Track 2" participants in 2009 to discuss nuclear issues and identify areas of consensus between the countries.
Each year, the CSIS Trilateral Dialogues meets in London, Paris, and Washington. Senior officials from all three governments also attend. The meetings are co-chaired by CSIS Senior Adviser Clark Murdock and Non-Resident Senior Adviser Franklin Miller. Angela Weaver, Program Coordinator, provides general support to the project.
To help demonstrate the consensus developed across meetings, the CSIS Trilateral Nuclear Dialogues will periodically release consensus statements on important nuclear issues that are signed by all of the Track 2 participants in agreement with the paper. This consensus statement specifically focuses on the May 2015 NPT Review Conference and the topics addressed attempt to impact the discussion surrounding the RevCon. This statement reflects consensus among the P3 on these issues and is signed by Track 2 participants from the U.K., U.S., and France.
This publication results from research supported by the Naval Postgraduate School's Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (PASCC) via Assistance Grant/Agreement No N00244-15-1-0007 awarded by the NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center San Diego (NAVSUP FLC San Diego). The views expressed in written materials or publications, and/or made by speakers, moderators, and presenters, do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Naval Postgraduate School nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.