Global Risk and Crisis Management Program
Nuclear disarmament efforts Joint Statement of the Five Powers Deflecting Discontent of Non-nuclear-Weapon States Nobumasa Akiyama, Professor, The Graduate School of Law, Hitotsubashi University [in Japanese]
DateJanuary 5, 2022
BibliographyMainichi Shimbun
Summary The background of the joint statement is believed to be a sense of crisis over the further decline in international confidence in the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) regime, which limits the possession of nuclear weapons to the five nuclear powers.