G. Bunn, Stanford University & J. B. Rhinelander | July 3, 2008
July 1 marked the 40th anniversary of the NPT which provided an opportunity to reexamine its current and future role. ++ Nuclear nonproliferation movement is at a crossroads. ++ It is crucial that the next US president calls for deep cuts in nuclear weapons around the world at the start of his administration in January 2009. ++ He should also appoint a nonproliferation "czar" to help him shape his policy. ++ US should establish a serious dialogue with China on nuclear weapons issues and propose steps for U.S.-Russian cooperation in this matter.