What progress? Two years away from the 2015 NPT Review Conference

Entrée du Palais des Nations à Genève (Source : ICAN)
Entrée du Palais des Nations à Genève (Source : ICAN)

Half way between the last Review Conference of the 2010 NPT and the scheduled conference in 2015, the second preparatory committee (PrepCom) for the 9th Conference of the NPT in 2015 was held in Geneva, 
April 22nd to May 3rd 2013. Few results are expected from this meeting as the global geo-political situation is marked by the threat of nuclear attacks by North Korea, negotiations deadlock over Iran’s nuclear program and the deteriorating security situation in the Middle East. This situation will either have the dynamic to bring the NPT forward or further drive it to its obsolescence.