2,000 Nuclear Weapons to De-Alert - Reducing Operational Readiness on the Way to Global Zero
October 9, 2014
New York, NY
Nuclear Threat Initiative, European Leadership Network and others
The event hosted by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affarirs, the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the ELN, NTI and Global Zero at the United Nations marked the start of a new initiative by Global Zero to build support for de-alerting nuclear weapons. Speakers: Ambassador Benno Laggner of Switzerland, NTI's Des Browne, Global Zero's Bruce Blair and Ambassador Dell Higgie of New Zealand.
NTI Releases Report on Verification
July 16, 2014
Nuclear Threat Initiative
The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) released a new four-report series, Innovating Verification: New Tools & New Actors to Reduce Risks, that outlines key steps toward building new international verification methods that can prompt progress on non-proliferation and nuclear securuity and enable future arms reductions. The reports build on NTI's previous volume, Cultivating Confidence.
ELN hosts Ambassador Kmentt in London
July 2, 2014
European Leadership Network
The European Leadership Network (ELN) hosted Ambassador Alexander Kmentt, the Austrian Foreign Ministry's Director for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, at events in Parliament and the Austrian Embassy in London. Amb. Kmentt discussed the 3rd International Conference on the Humanitarian Impacts of Nuclear Weapons (HINW), scheduled for December in Vienna.
ACSIS Lauches Nuclear Forum
June 1, 2014
The Arab Institute for Security Studies (ACSIS) has announced the launch of the "Nuclear Forum - Views From the Middle East." The forum aims to: promote dialogue on nuclear security issues among policymakers, scholars, researchers and the public; expand the network of security experts in the region; and serve as a hub for resources on nuclear issues. The forum also will promote research and publication on chemical and biological issues.
Des Browne Speaks to Next Generation Middle East Leaders
May 8, 2014
New York, NY
At an event with The Middle East Next Generation of Arms Control Specialists network at a side event to the NPT PrepCom, NTI Vice Chairman Des Browne addressed challenges to nonproliferation in the region.