International Strategic Documents

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Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT)

The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) is a legally binding global ban on nuclear explosive testing.

Full text of the CTBT.

Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances

This is a diplomatic document under which Ukraine promised to remove all Soviet-era nuclear weapons from its territory, send them to disarmament facilities in Russia and sign the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.

Full text of Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances. 

Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT)

The NPT aims to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology, to foster the peaceful uses of nuclear energy and to further the goal of disarmament. 

Full text of the NPT.