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New Book Examines the Future of the Nuclear Enterprise

New Book Examines the Future of the Nuclear Enterprise

In a new book released by The Hoover Institution Press, NSP Principals George P. Shultz, Henry A. Kissinger and Sam Nunn, along with Hoover Senior Fellow Sidney Drell, examine global efforts to reduce the threats posed by nuclear weapons, nuclear materials and reactors.

Nuclear Security: The Problems and the Road Ahead draws from presentations at the 2013 meeting of the American Nuclear Society, as well as Wall Street Journal op-eds. The authors note that great progress has been made since the Reagan-Gorbachev negotiations of 1986 but there is much work to be done to address new challenges around proliferation, materials security, technology and the global spread of nuclear knowledge.

"This book offers specific recommendations for reducing risks that should be adopted by the nuclear enterprise, both military and civilian, in the United States and abroad, with no reasonable effort being spared to ensure safety and security," Shultz said in releasing the book.

In addition, the authors conclude that in light of the fact that the policy of mutual assured destruction is useless against today’s most dangerous threats, achieving the vision of a world without nuclear weapons is a critical and urgent challenge.