This supplement to the UNIDIR study A New START Model for Transparency in Nuclear Disarmament contains data exchange documents for all Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty nuclear-weapon states, which are modelled after the reports submitted by the Russian Federation and the United States as part of their New START obligations. These model reports demonstrate the feasibility of applying the New START-type data exchange mechanism to nuclear arsenals of other states and illustrate the advantages of this kind of reporting. In the multilateral context, such data exchange would be an important confidence-building tool and open the possibility of closer cooperation among nuclear-weapon states in moving towards coordinated reductions of their nuclear arsenals.
Citation: Tamara Patton, Pavel Podvig and Phillip Schell (2013). "A New START Model for Transparency in Nuclear Disarmament: Individual Country Reports", UNIDIR, Geneva.