CCW – Trying to Win

The contest for longest int’l agreement title.

I once observed that ISIS might be the Nile of nonproliferation think tanks. I based this claim on the names of both organization’s products.

ISIS, 2012: ISIS Analysis of IAEA Iran Safeguards Report: Production of 3.5% Enriched Uranium Increases Significantly; Iran Continues to Increase its Stock of 19.75% LEU; Rapid Installation of Large Numbers of IR-1 Centrifuge Outer Casings Not a Prelude to Dramatically Increased Centrifuge Deployment at Natanz or Fordow; Advanced Centrifuge Program Still Troubled But Makes Some Progress.

Nile, 2005: Chapter of Obeisance Before Giving Breath to the Inert One in the Presence of the Crescent Shaped Horns.

I have belatedly realized that the agreement known as CCW Amended Protocol II has a formal title with similar characteristics:

Protocol on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Mines, Booby-Traps and Other Devices as amended on 3 May 1996(ProtocolII as amended on 3 May 1996) annexed to the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons which may be deemed to be Excessively Injurious or to have Indiscriminate Effects, Geneva, 3 May 1996

Come to think of it, there must be a list of long int’l agreement titles somewhere.

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