Latin American Leaders Laud Syria Efforts, Call for Nuclear Disarmament
In a new statement, the Latin American Leadership Network urged leaders worldwide to take steps toward the elimination of nuclear weapons. Leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean also expressed their satisfaction with the actions taken by the international community to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons. Read the statement.
NSP in Europe: Lack of Trust Inhibits Cooperation
Former Senator Sam Nunn, former Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov and ELN convener and UK parliamentarian Des Browne discussed their report, Building Mutual Security in the Euro-Atlantic Region, at a September 12 event hosted by the German Marshall Fund in Brussels.
RUSI Releases Report on the Current and Future State of the P5 Process
London, England – The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) released a report entitled, "Great Expectations: The P5 Process and the Non-Proliferation Treaty," which draws upon extensive interviews with officials and experts to shed light on the largely opaque P5 process. The report considers the risks in the P5's current trajectory, as well as opportunities for the nuclear-weapon states to build upon their modest but important base of work after the 2015 NPT Review Conference.
Thakur: Challenge Complacency on Nuclear Dangers
APLN member Ramesh Thakur writes about the roles of nuclear weapons and deterrence today in a new op-ed. "As long as anyone has nuclear weapons, others will want them; as long as nuclear weapons exist, they will be used again some day by design, accident, miscalculation or rogue launch,"Thakur warns. "Any nuclear exchange anywhere would have catastrophic consequences for the whole world."
Kearns: U.S., Russia Must not Allow Total Break in Relations
In an op-ed titled, “A U.S.-Russia freeze isn’t in the interests of Putin – or the West,” European Leadership Network Director Ian Kearns argues that despite recent tensions over Edward Snowden , missile defense, Syria and other issues, the U.S, and Russia must remain partners on some level. In a world where “challenges cross borders and power is diffuse,” it is in both countries’ long-term interests to work together on key issues involving the economy and security, Kearns writes.