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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)

Nuclear Security: A Turkish Perspective

 

ISTANBUL - In a new report on Turkey's nuclear energy plans, the Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies outlines security threats faced by nuclear facilities, material and personnel and examines Turkey's regulatory, civilian/military and executive capabilities to secure the prospective nuclear infrastructure. The report also offers ways to address security deficiencies and examines Turkey's long-standing challenge with nuclear smuggling. (March 20, 2015)

Latin America Leadership Network Calls for CTBT Ratification

 

Buenos Aires -- The members of the NSP's Latin American Leadership Network released a statement calling for the United States, Egypt, Israel, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Pakistan, India, China and the DPRK (North Korea) to ratify the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. They write, "Although the countries that possess nuclear arsenals, with the exception of North Korea, have been observing unilateral, voluntary moratoria on nuclear weapon tests for several years now, the entry into force of the instrument is a longstanding goal of the international community and would constitute a major achievement in promoting nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament." (March 18, 2015) 

New Book: The War That Must Never Be Fought

STANFORD, CA -  In a new book released by Hoover Press and edited by NSP Principal George P. Shultz and James Gooby, authors build on Ronald Reagan's declaration that "a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought" to address deterrence policy, regional instability, the need for international cooperation and more. The NSP's Isabelle Williams and Steve Andreasen co-wrote a chapter on "The Debate Over Disarmament Within NATO." (March 12, 2015)

Belling the Nuclear Wildcat

 

CANBERRA - In an op-ed for The Japan Times, Ramesh Thakur references the 'four famous strategic heavyweights of Henry Kissinger, Sam Nunn, Wiliam Perry and GeorgeShultz" and argues for a nuclear risk-reduction agenda that includes securing nuclear materials, taking weapons off prompt-launch alert, ratifying the CTBT, freezing arsenals and more. The risks posed by nuclear weapons "far outweigh their modest contributions to security since the end of the Cold War," Thakur writes. (February 26, 2015)

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