Maastricht Treaty

Signed on February 7, 1992, the Maastricht Treaty led to the formation of the European Union (EU), and EU citizenship being offered to all member state citizens. Also, the treaty defines the geographies that EU citizens could travel for work and live freely sans having to put up with any country-related permits and restrictions. Maastricht, […]

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Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO)

The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) was formed in 1996 to prohibit any and every kind of nuclear weapon testing. As the name suggests, the treaty was formed to bring an end to unchecked nuclear weapons test explosions. The treaty prohibited testing of nuclear weapons or similar nuclear explosions in outer space, atmosphere, or under […]

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Zangger Committee

The Zangger Committee was formed in 1971 to help Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) members and non-members comprehend NPT’s Article 3.2 on export controls. The committee came up with a controlled items list in 1974, called the Trigger List. The list is named so because the items on it insinuate standards of International Atomic Energy Agency […]

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Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)

Set up on 5 March, 1970, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) is an establishment that focuses on preventing nuclear weapons proliferation, to encourage peaceful nuclear energy use and take the disarmament goal further. As per the treaty, the countries with nuclear weapons should disarm and not make nuclear weapons, and nations without nuclear weapons must […]

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Catacomb

A catacomb, also called the Empire of the Dead, generally refers to an underground cemetery, comprising a network of tunnels and passages and their fair share of turns and twists. The network spanning several hundreds and even thousands of acres is usually filled with the bones and skulls of the dead. Since these catacombs are […]

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