What common ground exists between supporters and opponents of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW)? The 2017 TPNW was a manifestation of the frustration within the global nuclear regime with the lack of progress towards disarmament. This along with other factors has contributed to polarization within the regime at the risk of undermining the Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and other efforts to reduce nuclear risks.
Polarization in policy is reflected in the majority of scholarship which approaches these issues either from a realist or critical studies perspective. The Centre for Science and Security Studies (CSSS) holds a series of workshops and conferences to bring together a diverse group of stakeholders to identify areas of common ground and practical opportunities for progress within the NPT.