George Shultz and Sam Nunn Express Strong Support for New START Treaty
July 14, 2010
George Shultz and Sam Nunn
Former Secretary of State George Shultz and former Senator Sam Nunn have sent letters to Chairman John Kerry and Ranking Member Richard Lugar of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee expressing their strong support for the New START Treaty. Read the letter to Senator Kerry. Read the letter to Senator Lugar.
A road map for a nuclear free world
June 23, 2010
South Korean Prime Minister and former Minister for Unification Lee Hong-koo, former South Korean Foreign Minister and former Ambassador to U.S. Han Sung-joo, former Speaker of the South Korean Parliament Park Kwan-yong and former South Korean Army C
Former South Korean officials fully endorsed the vision of a world free of nuclear weapons as proposed by the four U.S. statesmen. Read the op-ed.
Non-Nuclear Factors of Nuclear Disarmament
(Ballistic Missile Defense, High-Precision Conventional Weapons, Space Arms)
June 22, 2010
Alexei Arbatov, Vladimir Dvorkin, Sergey Oznobishchev
To achieve deep reduction of nuclear weapons, a whole range of complicated issues needs to be resolved. From the viewpoint of priority, ballistic missile defense is at the top of the list of these issues, with its relevance significantly increased after the US withdrawal from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (ABM Treaty) and the appearance of the plans to deploy the elements of the US global ballistic missile defense system in Europe. For quite a time there have been various discussions and proposals on the practical forms of cooperation between the US, Russia and NATO in the sphere of BMD. Alongside with a number of joint official declarations, such cooperation manifested itself in a series of joint computer-assisted command exercises on non-strategic BMD, both in the bilateral (USRussia) and multilateral (NATO-Russia) format. In other words, the parties have quite clearly expressed their intention to cooperate.
Reducing the Role of NATO's Nuclear Weapons
June 1, 2010
Royal United Services Institute
In reassessing their role, NATO will have to reconcile the traditional tasks of deterrence and defence with the challenges posed by proliferation and the consequent commitment to reducing and eliminating the role of nuclear weapons. Balancing the frequently competing demands of deterrence and disarmament was a familiar problem for NATO during the Cold War. However, today's NATO is a larger alliance with a broader and more diverse set of concerns and perspectives to accommodate.
Statement of Dr. Henry A. Kissinger before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
May 25, 2010
Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Dr. Henry A. Kissinger
Let me begin by placing the treaty into the context of arms control issues as they have evolved in the half-century that I have dealt with them. I consulted in the Kennedy administration during discussions on Berlin and the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty in the 1960s. As National Security Advisor and Secretary of State, I participated in the negotiations of several arms control agreements in the 1970s.