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Kjølv Egeland

Fellow at the Norwegian Academy of International Law

Kjølv Egeland, DPhil in International Relations, is a fellow of the Norwegian Academy of International Law. Egeland defended his doctoral thesis, “The Road to Prohibition: Nuclear Hierarchy and Disarmament, 1968–2017”, at the University of Oxford in 2018. His research explores the evolution of the nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament regime. Egeland was an advisor at the International Law and Policy Institute between 2013 and 2017.

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Kill the NPT Collapse Thesis

The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) is often alleged to be at risk of “crumbling” or “damaged beyond repair”. Kjølv Egeland, Fellow at the Norwegian Academy of International Law, argues that this fear-mongering is unfounded. The NPT is one of the most widely supported international agreements that exist today. The challenge facing its supporters is not damage-limitation or “protecting what we’ve got” but extending the disarmament norm.

20 July 2018 | Kjølv Egeland