Interpreting the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
Daniel H. Joyner
Reviews and Awards
"An understanding of the unsettled controversies surrounding"
"interpretation of the NPT... absolutely requires the reading of Joyners challenging work." - Pierre-Emmanuel Dupont, Leiden Journal of International Law.
"This study is a remarkable one and is greatly welcomed at an important juncture and after a successful NPT Review Conference in 2010. Daniel H. Joyner has relied on solid grounds in interpreting the Treaty, not relying entirely on statements made by certain officials and personalities involved in negotiating the Treaty. Since my book was published more than 30 years ago, it is a great source of comfort to find such a new and remarkable study that greatly enhances our understanding of the NPT and which can be considered as an inescapable companion to my study of the NPT negotiations. This new study should be a required reading to any one who would wish to deal with nonproliferation" - Ambassador Mohamed Shaker, President of the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs, Author of The Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty: Origin and Implementation 1959-1979 (1980)
"Interpreting the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty is an excellent book that sets out a clear thesis and then evidences its claims with significant detail." - James A Green, American Journal of International Law
"...readers seeking policy arguments that are at variance with the traditional view will find a wealth of material in this book." - Norman A. Wulf,Arms Control Today
"With meticulous scholarship and brilliant argumentation, Joyner methodically demolishes the assertions that the nonproliferation pillar is dominant and that the peaceful uses and disarmament pillars are somehow lesser...a superb contribution to this important discussion." - Thomas Graham Jr, Nonproliferation Review
"It is time now to revive international cooperation to increase concensus on NPT interpretation, foster its implementation in all its aspects, and effectively ensure respect for its rules. Joyner's book is an excellent contribution to any such endeavour." - Dieter Fleck, European Journal of International Law
"To sum up, we hold that an understanding of the unsettled controversies surrounding interpretation of the NPT, and more generally of the balance between non-proliferation concerns and peaceful nuclear energy ambitionsthat the treaty's 'grand bargain' was supposed to achieve, absolutely requires the reading of Joyner's challenging work." - Pierre-Emmanuel Dupont, Leiden Journal of International Law
"Overall, the book is a very welcome addition to discussions about the NPT specifically and nuclear weapons law generally. In tracing the statements and policies of the States Parties to the treaty over the twelve-year period from 1998-2010, Professor Joyner has made an important contribution." - Treasa Dunworth, Netherlands International Law Review