New Op-Ed from Shultz, Perry, Kissinger & Nunn
In a new Wall Street Journal op-ed, George Shultz, Bill Perry, Henry Kissinger and Sam Nunn called for urgent attention on the nuclear threat and outlined key areas for President Obama and world leaders to address. This is the fifth op-ed published by the Four since their first piece together in January 2007 identifying practical steps toward the goal of a world free of nuclear weapons.
Remembering Max Kampelman
The Nuclear Security Project mourns the loss of a great man, Ambassador Max Kampelman. Max's career in public service spanned many decades dating back to World War II. Since 2005, he was a leading advocate for a world free of nuclear weapons, working closely with our NSP principals George Shultz, Bill Perry, Henry Kissinger and Sam Nunn.
Central European Perspectives on NATO's Path Forward
Using NATO's May 2012 Deterrence and Defense Posture Review as a starting point, this new report from the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) examines the next decade of NATO's deterrence posture from the perspective of Central European and American experts, who examine internal and external factors affecting regional threat perceptions and the credibility of NATO's policy, among other key issues.
Chalmers and Rohlfing Discuss Nuclear Restraint at Carnegie
NTI President and Nuclear Security Project Co-Director Joan Rohlfing delivered opening remarks at an event featuring RUSI’s Malcolm Chalmers on his new paper, Less is Better: Nuclear Restraint at Low Numbers, supported by the Nuclear Security Project. Chalmers noted that as the United States and Russia reduce their nuclear arsenals, other states will feel pressure to do more to reduce or restrain their own. Moderator James Acton called the paper “extraordinarily far-sighted.”
New Paper Lays Out Path for 80 Percent Reduction in Global Nuclear Weapons Stockpile
Less is Better: Nuclear Restraint at Low Numbers, a new paper from Malcolm Chalmers of RUSI, argues that steep reductions in the global nuclear stockpile are possible if all seven established nuclear-armed states accept as an objective ‘nuclear restraint at low numbers’, where each country feels comfortable with a stockpile numbering less than 500. Such acceptance would make possible a further 80 percent reduction in the global nuclear weapons stockpile: from 11,500 warheads in 2012 to around 2,000 in the early 2020s.