The publications included below—studies, speeches, op-eds and other analysis—advance the mission of the Nuclear Security Project. Many of the reports and studies have been produced by NSP project partners. In most cases, the work was funded by the Nuclear Threat Initiative as part of the NSP or by the Hoover Institution.
Latin America Leadership Network Calls for CTBT Ratification
March 18, 2015
Buenos Aires -- The members of the NSP's Latin American Leadership Network released a statement calling for the United States, Egypt, Israel, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Pakistan, India, China and the DPRK (North Korea) to ratify the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. They write, "Although the countries that possess nuclear arsenals, with the exception of North Korea, have been observing unilateral, voluntary moratoria on nuclear weapon tests for several years now, the entry into force of the instrument is a longstanding goal of the international community and would constitute a major achievement in promoting nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament."
Statement to the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons
December 9, 2014
Vienna - NTI Vice Chairman and Convener of the European Leadership Network Des Browne delivered a statement to the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons.
A Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone and the Pursuit of Cooperative Security in the Arctic
October 14, 2014
Canberra - In a policy brief published jointly by the APLN and the Centre for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, Ernie Regehr argues that changing climatic conditions in the Arctic have brought regional security concerns into renewed focus as confrontations elsewhere impact relationships there. However, the region continues to develop as a "security community" with expectations that states will settle disputes peacefully.
India's Nuclear Risks and Costs
October 7, 2014
The Japan Times
Canberra - In the second of a two-part commentary in The Japan Times on India's nuclear weaponization, the APLN's Ramesh Thakur highlights the shocking number of nuclear accidents and close calls both during and since the Cold War to make the point that the costly weapons systems often only increase a country's risks.
India's Illusory Nuclear Gains
October 6, 2014
The Japan Times
Canberra - In the first of a two-part commentary on India's nuclear weaponization, the APLN's Ramesh Thakur argues that India gained very little in terms of strategic, military or political utility after its five nuclear tests in 1998. In fact, India's higher international profile is "despite, not because of, nuclear weapons," he writes.