Politique Internationale - La Revue n°114 - HIVER - 2007

sommaire du n° 114
Article de Kofi Annan
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In this article cum political testament, the former UN Secretary General discusses one of the top priorities during his two terms, namely nuclear weapons. Kofi Annan believes that these arms are, without a shadow of a doubt, the greatest danger facing the planet. The risk is even greater these days because the non-proliferation agreement that helped stabilize the situation for many years is now facing a major crisis of confidence, triggered by developments in Iran and North Korea. Proponents of "non-proliferation first" fear that arms may be transferred to new countries, or even to groups not affiliated with a state. Proponents of "disarmament first" claim that the most urgent risk lies in existing nuclear arsenals and their constant upgrading. According to Kofi Annan, these two sometimes opposed objectives should really go hand in hand.
Notes :
Cet article, qui s'inspire d'un discours prononcé par Kofi Annan à Princeton, a été spécialement adapté pour les lecteurs de Politique Internationale.