Statement by George Shultz, William Perry, Henry Kissinger and Sam Nunn Regarding the United Nations Security Council Meeting on Nuclear Nonproliferation and Nuclear Disarmament
September 24, 2009
George Shultz, William Perry, Henry Kissinger and Sam Nunn
The Summit in the UN Security Council brings much-needed global focus to the risks posed by the spread of nuclear weapons, nuclear know-how and nuclear material. By convening heads of state, the meeting can help build the necessary political will around the urgent steps required to reduce nuclear dangers.
Remarks by President Obama aRemarks by the President at the UN Security Council Summit on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Disarmamentt the UN Security Council
September 24, 2009
President Barack Obama
President Obama references the influence of George Shultz, Bill Perry, Henry Kissinger, and Sam Nunn.
The Nuclear Tipping Point
September 23, 2009
Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini, former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz and former Senator Sam Nunn
This op-ed written the week of the UN Security Council Meeting that President Obama chaired discusses the challenges of national security and some of the approaches governments and individuals have taken to reduce nuclear risks including the G8 countries. Read the op-ed.
Wicked Weapons: North Asia’s Nuclear Tangle
September 1, 2009
Media attention concentrates on North Korea's threatening nuclear behaviour, and the frustrating quest for disarmament on the Korean Peninsula exposes some of the strategic tensions in the wider region. But uncertainties also surround the nuclear future of China and, in its own way, Japan. The positive steps happening globally on nuclear arms control, led by the United States, need to be handled with great care lest they create new dangers in North Asia. The strategic and nuclear challenges in this region, so critical to world security and prosperity in the 21st century, present a 'wicked problem': one that is complex and close to intractable, because fixing one aspect typically worsens or creates others.
The Obama Transformation: Can it Succeed?
July 1, 2009
President Barack Obama has one of the most comprehensive, progressive and ambitious arms control and disarmament agendas every proposed by a U.S. president… Implementing this agenda, however, will require the president to secure the active cooperation of Russian leaders while overcoming serious domestic resistance to his plans… Overall, it appears that prospects are improving for sustaining and building a bipartisan consensus around the basic elements of the Obama plan. This is due to several factors, including the increase in the nuclear threats, the failure of previous strategies, the development of new policies, and the commitment of the new president and other state leaders to this new approach. The next twelve to eighteen months will determine if these plans can succeed.