ADVANTAGE: ABOLITION EFFORT IS THE KEY TO STOPPING NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION
MOVEMENT TOWARDS NUCLAR ELIMINATION WILL CONTROL THE SPREAD OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS TO NEW NATIONS
The Canberra Commission on the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons 1996http://www.dfat.gov.au/cc/cc_report_exec.html //VT2002acsln
The problem of nuclear proliferation is inextricably linked to the continued possession of nuclear weapons by a handful of states. A world environment where proliferation is under control will facilitate the disarmament process and movement toward final elimination, and vice versa.
ALTERNATIVE TO NUCLEAR ABOLITION IS A VAST SPREADING OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS IN ASIA AND THE MIDDLE EAST
Karina Wood, Peace Action Education Fund July 1999. The Road to Nuclear Abolitionhttp://www.webcom.com/peaceact/abolition_fs.html //VT2002acsln
The alternative to a nuclear weapon free world is one in which a growing number of nations look to nuclear weapons as a way to "settle" conflicts and demonstrate strength in the global community. Israel's thinly veiled nuclear program could provoke other Middle East nations to seek nuclear weapons. China's nuclear force could provoke other East Asian nations to build nukes. Clearly, such a world would be even more frightening and the stakes of any global tension more deadly.
WHEN THE MOST POWERFUL NATIONS HAVE NUCLEAR WEAPONS, THEY SET AN EXAMPLE WHICH CAUSES PROLIFERATION
David Krieger, President of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. 11.28.2000 A World Without Nuclear Weaponshttp://www.peacenet.org/disarm/ //VT2002acsln
The most powerful and prestigious countries in the world maintain nuclear arsenals. They are setting the wrong example. They are encouraging proliferation. If they do not fulfill their obligation to achieve complete nuclear disarmament, other countries will follow their lead and develop nuclear arsenals.