U.S. President Bill Clinton and Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev shake hands at the White House on Feb. 14, 1994, after Nazarbayev presented Clinton with Kazakhstan's accession to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. Kazakhstan was one of three newly independent states that inherited hundreds of warheads from the former Soviet Union but chose to give them up.
The landmark agreement, first signed in 1968, has helped curb the spread of nuclear weapons, but its prospects for continued success are fraught with challenges....
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