LALN Hosts International Seminar on Nuclear Challenges


BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - More than 300 representatives from government, the armed forced, political parties, universities, NGOs and the news media attended an International Seminar on Nuclear Challenges in the 2015 Global Security Agenda. The event, hosted by the Latin American Leadership Network and the NPS Global Foundation, featured 21 panelists from 11 countries. Among them: Des Browne, Joan Rohlfing, Gareth Evans, Ricardo Lopez Murphy, Rafael Mariano Grossi. (November 20, 2014)

Global Nuclear Policy Leadership Networks Meet in Buenos Aires

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Buenos Aires, Argentina -- Members of the Asia-Pacific Leadership Network, the  European Leadership Network, the Latin American Leadership Network and the North American Nuclear Security Leadership Council, as well as leaders of the Nuclear Security Project, gather in Buenos Aires on Nov. 20-21 for a second meeting to develop cooperative ways to address today's pressing nuclear security concerns, engage policy makers and raise public awareness. (November 17, 2014)

We Must be a Global Model for Collaboration on Nuclear Security


Washington, D.C. - In an op-ed for The New York Times' Room for Debate series, Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) President Joan Rohlfing argues that despite tensions over Ukraine, the U.S. and Russia must continue to cooperate on important nuclear security programs. "The world's ability to prevent or defend against today's nuclear threats is simply not possible without cooperation from Russia," Rohlfing writes, noting that cooperation has worked during times of high tension in the past. (November 14, 2014) 

Dangerous Brinkmanship: Close Military Encounters Between Russia and the West in 2014


LONDON - In a new report, Thomas Frear, Lukasz Kulesa and Ian Kearns catalog nearly 40 specific incidents involving Russian and Western militaries and security agencies since the Russian annexation of Crimea - a dangerous uptick that adds up to a disturbing set of national airspace violations, near-misses and mid-air collisions, simulated attack runs, close encouters at sea and more. (November 10, 2014) 

Japan Should be a Good Example of Nuclear Nonproliferation


Tokyo, Japan - In a new op-ed in the Kyodo News, APLN member Yoriko Kawaguchi and Morton Halperin, co-chairs of the Monterey Eminent Persons Group on the Security Implications of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle, call on leaders in Tokyo and Washington to focus on how to incentivize new nuclear nations to rely on the international market for fuel cycle needs instead of developing new enrichment or reprocessing programs. The recommendation is in a new report: "Security Implications of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle." (October 28, 2014)