Releasing the 2014 NTI Index, Nunn Calls on Leaders To Address Weaknesses in Global Nuclear Security


Washington, DC—The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) today released the 2014 NTI Nuclear Materials Security Index, a unique public assessment of nuclear materials security conditions in 176 countries, developed with the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).  Its key finding: Despite progress, including a valuable Nuclear Security Summit process, the global community must demand an effective and accountable global system for how nuclear materials should be secured to protect the world from catastrophic nuclear terrorism. 

IMEMO Analyzes Nuclear Issues in a Middle Eastern Context

Moscow, Russia – The Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) has released the report, “Nuclear Non-Proliferation in the Middle East Context.” The report is based on discussions at a conference held at IMEM–ě this past October and presents an analysis of the nuclear situation in the Near and Middle East, with special emphasis on Israel and Iran.

In Wake of Ukraine Crisis, European Leadership Group Calls for New Dialogue on Mutual Security

In the wake of the crisis in Ukraine, 70 senior European political, military and diplomatic leaders call for a new dialogue to address the deep political and security divisions within Europe.  The statement, released by the European Leadership Network, urges Euro-Atlantic leaders to address out of date Cold War security policies in an urgent, poltically mandated dialogue on mutual security. Read the press release.

RUSI Releases Policy Paper on Implications of UK Trident Review

 London, England – The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) released a policy paper "Towards the Nuclear Century" which explores the financial, strategic and technical issues raised by the UK Trident review and analyses the vulnerabilities the program faces. The article states that the UK remains committed to maintaining a nuclear deterrent with global reach, capable of confronting large as well as small nuclear powers into the indefinite future.

Global Nuclear Policy Leadership Networks to Meet in Singapore

More than 30 leaders from four regional leadership networks and five continents will meet next week in Singapore to address urgent global nuclear threats and outline key steps to reduce nuclear dangers around the world. The meeting will be the first time that members of four regional leadership networks—from the Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the United States—will convene as part of a major effort to galvanize global action and build support for reducing reliance on nuclear weapons around the world.