Negotiating Uncertainty into the Making of the Global Nuclear Order

May 22, 2023 |

Dr. J. Luis Rodriguez, a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), discussed the politics of imprecision in security-related international treaties. Dr. Rodriguez addressed why states choose to obfuscate the definitions of the object they set out to limit through international law, for example the lack of a definition for "nuclear weapon" in the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.