Global Nuclear Policy Leadership Networks to Meet in Singapore
More than 30 leaders from four regional leadership networks and five continents will meet next week in Singapore to address urgent global nuclear threats and outline key steps to reduce nuclear dangers around the world. The meeting will be the first time that members of four regional leadership networks—from the Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the United States—will convene as part of a major effort to galvanize global action and build support for reducing reliance on nuclear weapons around the world.
Latin American Leaders Laud Syria Efforts, Call for Nuclear Disarmament
In a new statement, the Latin American Leadership Network urged leaders worldwide to take steps toward the elimination of nuclear weapons. Leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean also expressed their satisfaction with the actions taken by the international community to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons. Read the statement.
NSP in Europe: Lack of Trust Inhibits Cooperation
Former Senator Sam Nunn, former Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov and ELN convener and UK parliamentarian Des Browne discussed their report, Building Mutual Security in the Euro-Atlantic Region, at a September 12 event hosted by the German Marshall Fund in Brussels.
Thakur: Challenge Complacency on Nuclear Dangers
APLN member Ramesh Thakur writes about the roles of nuclear weapons and deterrence today in a new op-ed. "As long as anyone has nuclear weapons, others will want them; as long as nuclear weapons exist, they will be used again some day by design, accident, miscalculation or rogue launch,"Thakur warns. "Any nuclear exchange anywhere would have catastrophic consequences for the whole world."
Kearns: U.S., Russia Must not Allow Total Break in Relations
In an op-ed titled, “A U.S.-Russia freeze isn’t in the interests of Putin – or the West,” European Leadership Network Director Ian Kearns argues that despite recent tensions over Edward Snowden , missile defense, Syria and other issues, the U.S, and Russia must remain partners on some level. In a world where “challenges cross borders and power is diffuse,” it is in both countries’ long-term interests to work together on key issues involving the economy and security, Kearns writes.