Daryl G. Kimball

Executive Director of the Arms Control Association

"Alex Kmentt’s first-hand, practitioner’s account of the years-long campaign that produced the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the grave threats posed by nuclear weapons and how the “Nuclear Ban Treaty” has reframed to global debate about how to mitigate and, ultimately, eliminate the nuclear threat.

In The Treaty Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons, Kmentt dispels some common myths about the origins and purpose behind the “humanitarian initiative” and he expertly details the rationale behind the effort by Austria and other key players to challenge the dangerous assumptions behind nuclear weapon states’ nuclear deterrence doctrine."