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Deterrence in the Age of Nuclear Proliferation

In an op-ed published in The Wall Street Journal, former Secretary of State George P. Shultz, former Defense Secretary William J. Perry, former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger and former Senator Sam Nunn call for nations to begin moving now toward a new, safer and more stable form of deterrence with decreasing nuclear risks and an increasing measure of assured security for all nations.
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The Four Publish New Op-Ed on Deterrence in the Age of Nuclear Proliferation

In an op-ed published in The Wall Street Journal, former Secretary of State George P. Shultz, former Defense Secretary William J. Perry, former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger and former Senator Sam Nunn call for nations to begin moving now toward a new, safer and more stable form of deterrence with decreasing nuclear risks and an increasing measure of assured security for all nations.  This is the fourth in a series of op-eds elaborating on the vision of and steps toward a world without nuclear weapons.
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European Leadership Network Releases Paper on NATO Nuclear Policy

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Released by the newly-formed European Leadership Network for Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (ELN), this report provides an analysis of the treatment of NATO’s nuclear policy.  It also inclides an assessment of the outcome from Lisbon, and future prospects, noting it may be necessary to look beyond the narrow approach of deterrence and defence and give priority to non proliferation diplomacy even if this has consequences for NATO’s chosen deterrence posture.  To read the summary, click here.  Click here to read the report.

United Religions Initiative Issues a "Call to Conscience"

 

The United Religions Initiative (URI), an internationally recognized interfaith network, released a "Call to Conscience: A Ban on Nuclear Weapons."  NSP principal former Secretary of State George Shultz and his Hoover Institution colleagues Dr. Sidney Drell and Ambassador James Goodby are among the founders of URI's Voices for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons Cooperation Circle. Read the “Call to Conscience” here.
 

Debate on Nuclear Deterrence

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NSP partner the Lowy Institute in Australia has launched an online global debate on extended nuclear deterrence. For decades, the US has made the seemingly credible threat that it would use nuclear weapons to protect its allies against large-scale aggression — the so-called "nuclear umbrella." But how viable is such a strategy in a changing nuclear order and an altered strategic environment? And are there feasible alternatives?
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