Briefing Seminar Hosted in Beijing to Discuss 2014 NTI Index with Chinese Partners
Beijing, China – On February 25, the China Arms Control and Disarmament Association (CACDA) hosted a discussion in Beijing on the prospects and priorities for the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit and the findings of NTI’s Nuclear Materials Security Index. This meeting provided an opportunity for engagement directly with Chinese government officials and scholars on the Index’s assessment of China.
Polish and Russia Partners Co-Host Workshop in Warsaw
Warsaw, Poland – In February 2014, the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) and the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) co-hosted a workshop on “Options of TCBMs related to Non-strategic Nuclear Weapons in Europe: Cost Benefit Matrix”. During the workshop, 21 experts from NATO member states and Russia evaluated options of transparency and confidence-building measures through the prism of political, technical, and military challenges to their implementation.
ELN Commentary: Kissinger’s Cold War Lessons for the European Union
London, England – Ian Kearns, director of the European Leadership Network, explains in a new op-ed that the European Union will only have a constructive impact on the Ukrainian crisis if it learns from Kissinger's Cold War lessons. Kearns offers four recommendations for the leaders of the EU to move forward constructively, focusing on practical lessons from historical experience.
Importance of NSP Vision and Steps Cited at Nuclear Deterrence Summit
Arlington, Virginia – At the sixth annual Exchange Monitor’s Nuclear Deterrence Summit, Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller cited the NSP’s “Visions and Steps” agenda. Gottemoeller reiterated the importance of the four NSP principals not only endorsing a world without nuclear weapons, but outlining a concrete action plan.
RUSI Releases Policy Paper on At-Sea Deterrence from a UK Perspective
London, England – The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) released a policy paper, "A Disturbance in the Force: Debating Continuous At-Sea Deterrence," which argues that if the UK can develop procedures for activating, sustaining, deactivating and repairing a smaller fleet of nuclear submarines, which are simultaneously flexible and reliable, then many of the risks of non-continuous patrolling postures could, in principle, be mitigated.