Euro-Atlantic Mutual Security in the Wake of the Crisis in Ukraine
Minneapolis, Minnesota – In a recent Minneapolis Star Tribune op-ed entitled “History Need Not a Cold War Rematch,” NTI National Security Consultant Steve Andreasen and the ELN's Stela Petrova highlight the need to build mutual security in the Euro-Atlantic region in the wake of Ukraine: “We are all paying the price for running Euro-Atlantic security policy on bureaucratic autopilot — unwise in a region that includes six of the world’s 10 largest economies, four of the five declared nuclear-weapon states and more than 90 percent of global nuclear inventories,” they write.
Shultz and Nunn: Let's Not Reignite the Cold War
Writing in the Washington Post, NSP principals George Shultz and Sam Nunn address how to deal with Russia in the crisis over Ukraine. "Although current circumstances make it difficult, we should not lose sight of areas of common interest where cooperation remains crucial to the security of Russia, Europe and the United States," they write. "This includes securing nuclear materials…and preventing catastrophic terrorism, as well as destroying Syrian chemical stockpiles and preventing nuclear proliferation by Iran and others."
Asia-Pacific Network Releases Report, Stressing Need for US Leadership
Canberra, Australia – “Advancing Nuclear Disarmament: The U.S. Role” is the latest in a series of Policy Briefs published by the Asia Pacific Leadership Network for Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (APLN). The piece, released in the wake of the crisis in Ukraine, discusses prospects for U.S. leadership in the evolving landscape of nuclear disarmament and stresses the need for changes in the approach to relations with Russia.
Global Nuclear Security System Should Cover All Materials, Partners Warn
London, England – In a recent op-ed, five former high-level defense officials highlight their concern that 85 percent of weapons-usable nuclear materials exists outside international mechanisms for oversight. These members of the European Leadership Network (ELN) point out the lack of an international system for monitoring the security of these stockpiles and urge world leaders at the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit to build an effective nuclear security system that covers all materials, including those under military control.
NSP Co-Director Joan Rohlfing Calls for a "New Approach" to Nuclear Security
Washington, DC – In a new Project Syndicate op-ed, NTI President and NSP Co-Director Joan Rohlfing calls for leaders at the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit to establish a global nuclear security system. Rohlfing offers four key principles to underpin such a system and believes that an agreement on these principles and the commitment to a global system for securing all weapons-usable nuclear materials, including those for military purposes, would be a paramount achievement for the Nuclear Security Summit process.