2016 NATO Summit on Strategic Adaptation


Warsaw, Poland - In a new Polish Institute of International Affairs Bulletin, Wojciech Lorenz writes that at next year's NATO summit in Warsaw, Polish officials would like to convince the Allies to agree to the "Warsaw Initiative on Strategic Adapatation." This would allow for adjustment of NATO's force structure for both defense and deterrence in response to new security challenges posed by Russia and threats from the Middle East and North Africa. (June 9, 2015)

Five Years That Will Decide the Fate of the NPT

LONDON - In a new paper for the European Leadership Network, Research Director Lukasz Kulesa outlines the stakes for the 2020 NPT Review Conference after the failure of 2015 and amid "growing discontent" with nuclear weapon states. Can the NPT continue to be seen as a "common platform" for nuclear weapon states and their allies as well as non-nuclear weapon states? Will it be seen as a treaty framework worth preserving? (June 1, 2015) 

NPT Shows Signs of Fraying


CANBERRA - In an op-ed for The Japan Times, Ramesh Thakur of the Center for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament and the APLN argues that the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty shows "signs of fraying and no longer being capable of coping with contemporary challenges." One possible solution: Negotiation of a nuclear weapons convention to join the bans on biological and chemical weapons. (May 26, 2015) 

The Central and Eastern European Resource Collection on Nuclear Issues


Warsaw, Poland - A new database by the Polish Institute of International Affairs' Artur Kacprzyk offers an overview of the approach of Central and Eastern European states to nuclear disarmament, arms control and non-proliferation. The database also covers missile defense and ballistic and cruise missile capabilities, membership in treaties and initiatives related to chemical and biological weapons, and cooperation on nuclear security. (May 8, 2015)

Global Leaders Call for Successful NPT Review Conference


NEW YORK - In a statement released at the outset of the 2015 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Review Conference, more than 100 current and former senior political, military, and diplomatic leaders from 43 countries call for a renewed sense of urgency and responsibility among NPT members to achieve a successful Conference. The joint statement, from members of global leadership networks, outline steps leaders should take toward a safer world. (May 4, 2015)

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