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

Washington, D.C.

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

London, England

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

Amman, Jordan


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

UN Headquarters

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.