New Partner in Poland
The Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) is an independent think-tank based in Warsaw, Poland. As a partner of the NSP, PISM convenes workshops and publishes reports on Central and Eastern European perspectives on reducing the role of nuclear weapons in European security, missile defense, and NATO-Russian relations.
Reducing Nuclear Risks in Europe: A Framework for Action
This new NTI report is designed to help develop an approach to reduce nuclear risks in Europe and contribute to NATO's Deterrence and Defense Posture Review. The collection of papers identifies policy and force structure options open to NATO members and aims to promote dialogue and new thinking on several key issues and questions, both within NATO and with Russia. Senator Nunn's essay outlines 10 specific steps for NATO to consider -- at the core of "10 for 2012" is a NATO commitment to deepening consultations with Russia, including a new dialogue designed to increase "warning and decision time" for leaders. In addition, NATO should plan for further reductions and consolidation of U.S. tactical nuclear weapons in Europe. The target of completing consolidation to the United States should be within five years, with the final timing and pace determined by broad developments with Russia.
New NSP Asia Pacific Partner
The recently launched Asia Pacific Leadership Network for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (APLN), includes thirty former senior political, diplomatic and military leaders from thirteen countries around the region including nuclear weapons possessing states China, India and Pakistan. The group’s intent is to inform and energize public opinion, and especially high-level policymakers, to take seriously the very real threats posed by nuclear weapons, and do everything possible to achieve a world in which they are contained, diminished and ultimately eliminated.
RUSI Releases New report on the NATO Nuclear Debate
The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) released a new report entitled "If the Bombs Go: European Perspectives on NATO's Nuclear Debate," which examines potential defense and security policy decisions that NATO alliance members would confront if the U.S. removes non-strategic nuclear weapons deployed in Europe. The report includes contributors from France, Germany, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Turkey, and the UK.
Read the report here.
Lowy Institute Releases New Report on the Future of Extended Deterrence
The Lowy Instiute recently released a new report called "Weathering Change: The Future of Extended Nuclear Deterrence" based on a series of posts on its Interpreter Blog. The publication features assessments from prominent global experts nad emerging scholars. Contributors include Nobumasa Akiyama, Richard Bush, Thomas Mahnken, George Perkovich, Shen Dingli, and Bruno Tertrais. Click here to read the original debate on the blog or here to read the report.