Nations of the world agree to ban nuclear weapons – now what?
Costa Rican Ambassador Elayne Whyte Gomez celebrates after the voteAP/REX/ShutterstockBy Debora MacKenzieOn 7 July, most of the world’s countries voted to ban nuclear weapons. None of them, however, actually have The Bomb. Countries that do – or rely on a nuclear weapons for defence – boycotted the vote. Despite this its backers argue that a treaty...
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