Jakarta Declaration on Nuclear Weapons


Canberra, Australia - In a new statement, the Asia-Pacific Leadership Network expressed its strong commitment to disarmament through a step-by-step process toward the goal of eliminating all nuclear weapons. The Network called on policymakers to support changes to nuclear doctrine and posture to reduce the role of nuclear weapons in policy, to attend the December conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons and to ensure that peaceful nuclear energy programs don't contribute to proliferation. (Sept. 4, 2014)

European Security Policy and Arms Control Following Ukraine and INF Controversy


Washington, D.C. - NATO has both security and budgetary incentives to implement reassurance and defense policies in ways that preserve areas of cooperation with Russia, Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) National Security Consultant Steve Andreasen argues in a new policy brief. Despite events in Ukraine and official notice from the United States that Russia has violated its obligations under the INF Treaty, NATO must leave open pathways  that could help define a new security strategy for the Euro-Atlantic region. (September 3, 2014) 

Prospects for the Future of CTBT and Mutual Security


Vienna, Austria - In a keynote speech to the 2014 Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) Public Policy Course, NTI Vice Chairman and ELN Chairman Des Browne highlighted positive developments related to the treaty, including the global de facto moritorium on testing and progress on verification and monitoring. At the same time, he warned that the states that have ratified will run out of patience with those that have not and called for renewed efforts, particularly in the U.S., to win support for bringing the treaty into force. (September 1, 2014) 

The Urgent Need for Nuclear Risk Reduction in Asia


Canberra, Australia - In a new policy brief published jointly by the Asia Pacific Leadership Network and the Centre for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, CNND Research Director Tanya Ogilvie-White calls for urgent steps to improve communication, raise awareness of nuclear dangers, foster cooperative approaches to security and increase support for disarmament amid rising strategic tensions and other security concerns in Asia. (August 2014)

NATO at a Crossroads - Again: Recommendations for the Newport Summit


London, England - European Leadership Network Research Director Lukasz Kulesa, noting that the NATO summit's importance "can hardly be overstated" at a time when Russia is avancing in Ukraine and jihadists are advancing in the MIddle East, argues in a new brief that NATO leaders should deliver a unified response to the challenge from Russia, compromise on reassurance to signal that NATO can effectively navigate through crisis, and be aware of the multi-dimensional relaities of today's security environment. (August 29, 2014)