28 Aug 15. Expectations were high that the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima as well as this year’s Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference would offer two major opportunities to make progress on the path towards nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation. In reality, both events were a disappointment. At the NPT Review Conference in New York, it was impossible to reach a consensus on an action plan that would have guided the Treaty’s implementation over the coming five years. The rejected draft of the final document contained nearly 200 paragraphs devoid of priorities and operational provisions. Sadly, due to regional controversies, it was impossible to even include the word “Hiroshima” into the aborted draft.