By Anastasia Shavrova and Sarah Bidgood
CTBT Youth Group member

2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the opening for signature of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. This anniversary, however, is a time for reflection more than celebration. At the time of the Treaty’s negotiation, many anticipated that the Annex 2 States, whose ratification was necessary for its Entry into Force, would be quick to do so. Instead, domestic politics and a host of regional tensions have stymied entry-into- force of this critical disarmament and nonproliferation instrument.

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