April 2013Featured Article
In a new report – Building Mutual Security in the Euro-Atlantic Region – Former U.K. Secretary of Defense Des Browne, Munich Security Conference chairman and former German Deputy Foreign Minister Wolfgang Ischinger, former Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Igor Ivanov and former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn call for a comprehensive dialogue between the United States, Europe and Russia as part of a process that includes specific steps to move the region from mutual assured destruction to mutual security.
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March 2013Featured Article
Today, 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. With the 4th anniversary of President Obama's Prague speech fast approaching in April, this non-partisan call appeared in a new op-ed in today's Wall Street Journal.
In the piece, the Four call for global effort to "reduce reliance on nuclear weapons, prevent their spread, and ultimately end them as a threat to the world."
Shultz, Perry, Kissinger and Nunn identify several areas requiring urgent consideration:
• Securing nuclear material to prevent catastrophic nuclear terrorism
• Changes in the deployment patterns of the two largest nuclear powers to increase decision time for leaders
• Actions following New START
• A new verification and transparency initiative
• A joint enterprise with common objectives to achieve progress on specific steps.
This is the fifth op-ed published by the Four in the Wall Street Journal since their first piece in January 2007 identifying practical steps toward the goal of a world free of nuclear weapons.
Learn more about the Four’s work at www.NuclearSecurityProject.org.
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February 2013Featured Article
President Obama, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, German President Joachim Gauck and organizers of the Munich Security Conference paid tribute to former Senator Sam Nunn and his partner on Cooperative Threat Reduction, former Senator Richard Lugar, at recent events in Washington, D.C., and in Munich.
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November 2012Featured Article
In a new paper on nuclear restraint, Less is Better: Nuclear Restraint at Low Numbers, RUSI’s Malcolm Chalmers outlines the steps nuclear-armed states must take to allow progress toward lower numbers of weapons. Chalmers and NTI President Joan Rohlfing discussed the paper on Nov. 27 at an event co-hosted by the Nuclear Security Project and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
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September 2012Featured Article
Twenty-five political diplomatic, military and scientific leaders from 14 Asia Pacific countries signed on to a new Asia Pacific Leadership Network statement expressing concern about the loss of momentum in efforts to achieve a world without nuclear weapons. The leaders’ statement also highlighted the need to focus energy and political will on both non-proliferation and disarmament by regional and world political leaders.
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July 2012Featured Article
Members of the Asia Pacific Leadership Network (APLN) issued major statements on nuclear security and transparency, calling on governments in the region, and worldwide, to strengthen their commitment to nuclear security and take steps to build global confidence and trust.
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May 2012Featured Article
More than 40 former European leaders are calling on NATO members, meeting in Chicago this weekend for the 2012 NATO Summit, to take concrete steps toward changing the nuclear status quo. The leaders' statement, released today by the European Leadership Network, acknowledges that "so far, the signs do not look good" for changes based on the results of the DDPR. However, the leaders strongly encourage NATO members to begin work on a strategy to reduce nuclear risks in Europe while strengthening NATO’s ability to respond to today's threats.
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April 2012Featured Article
Award-winning journalist Phillip Taubman’s The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb tells the story of the bipartisan partnership between NSP principals - George Shultz, William Perry, Henry Kissinger, Sam Nunn and Stanford physicist Sidney Drell – and their campaign to reduce the threat posed by nuclear materials and, ultimately, eliminate nuclear weapons altogether.
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