PIR Center Trains Professors and Researchers
The PIR Center invited university professors and research institute staff from Russia and the former Soviet states to learn more about and discuss key events and trends in nonproliferation, arms control, peaceful nuclear energy and nuclear security, global Internet governance, and global information security with leading experts in the field.
Taking Stock of Nuclear Commitments
Ramesh Thakur highlights a new report from Australia National University called "Nuclear Weapons: The State of Play” in a Japan Times op-ed. The report assesses the progress made through 2012 on more than 200 commitments and recommendations of the 2010 NPT Review Conference, the 2010 and 2012 Nuclear Security Summits, and the 2009 ICNND report, noting that commitments on disarmament are falling through the cracks.
A Leadership Role for Poland
Ahead of the next round of U.S.-Russia arms control talks, Poland can play a leading role in preparing NATO's position on confidence-building and transparency measures around non-strategic nuclear weapons, writes Łukasz Kulesa in a new bulletin from the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM).
Italian Op-Ed Lays Out New Agenda
In an op-ed in AffairInternazionali, an Italian political strategy magazine, Federica Mogherini profiles the most recent op-ed by George Shultz, William Perry, Henry Kissinger and Sam Nunn and lays out an updated and urgent nuclear agenda for Italy's new government to support.
Op-Ed Calls for Taking Nuclear Weapons Off High Alert
"The security environment of the 21st century is starkly different, but U.S. and Russian nuclear force postures are still trapped in the old Cold War paradigm," writes Ramesh Thakur in a Japan Times op-ed calling for the U.S. and Russia to lower the operational status of nuclear weapons and increase warning and decision time.