Interview With Andrew Semmel

Nuclear weapons, proliferation, and energy have been intertwined since the beginning of the nuclear age, and since 1970 have been formally connected through the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). But today, for various reasons, the NPT is facing a crisis of legitimacy—and the sole multilateral instrument for defining our global nuclear future is in danger.

Andrew Semmel is deputy assistant secretary for Nuclear Nonproliferation Policy and Negotiations for the US State Department. Stanley Foundation program officer and senior radio producer Kristin McHugh spoke with Semmel at the Stanley Foundation's 41st annual United Nations of the Next Decade Conference in June 2006.

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