Dr. William C. Potter

Director, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies and Sam Nunn and Richard Lugar Professor of Nonproliferation Studies Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

“Alexander Kmentt has produced an eloquent account of the origins and implications of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It combines an unusual familiarity with nuclear diplomacy based on the author’s first-hand experience and a deep appreciation of the relevant scholarly literature.

In addition to providing a thoroughly documented analysis of the genesis of the treaty and its impact on the nonproliferation regime, Kmentt offers keen insights about what must be done to foster a more productive discussion between the defenders of nuclear deterrence and the proponents of nuclear disarmament.”