Keeping Cool in the Nuclear Heat
April 25, 2012
Asia Pacific Leadership Network convener Gareth Evans, former foreign minister in Australia, argues for a "cool and measured" response to nuclear provocations from Iran and North Korea.
Nuclear weapon reductions must be part of strategic analysis
April 22, 2012
The Washington Post
Henry A. Kissinger and Brent Scowcroft
Former Secretary of State and NSP principal Henry Kissinger and former National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft argue in a Washington Post op-ed that the goal of future negotiations should be strategic stability and that lower numbers of weapons should be a consequence of strategic analysis.
Disarming Doubt: the future of extended nuclear deterrence in East Asia
April 19, 2012
The Lowy Institute
Rory Medcalf and Fiona Cunningham
The Lowy Institute and Japan Institute of International Affairs, partners of the Nuclear Security Project, released a new report entitled, Disarming Doubt: The Future of Extended Nuclear Deterrence in East Asia. Supported by NTI, Disarming Doubt was produced by the Lowy Institute in partnership with the Japan Institute of International Affairs and provides a window into the debate about security, disarmament and extended deterrence in East Asia.
The Context for Chicago: A Mistrustful NATO-Russia Relationship
March 23, 2012
The European Leadership Network
Lord Desmond Browne of Ladyton
Top Level Group Convenor and European Leadership Network executive board member Lord Desmond Browne of Ladyton delivered a speech at the Russian Council on International Affairs (RIAC) in Moscow on March 23, 2012 following an address from President Dmitry Medvedev.
Interconnection between Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation: Reality or Myth?
December 1, 2011
Alexei Arbatov, Vladimir Dvorkin and Sergey Oznobishchev
Despite the unique character of the NPT in terms of the list of parties it includes, in the first decade of the 21st century the prospects for non-proliferation have caused increasing concerns of the global community and policy-makers in most of the world’s countries. The next stage in proliferation, provided that it gains momentum, will not only cause exponential growth of the nuclear threat, it will make, as a result of the synergy of many factors, the use of nuclear weapons in the foreseeable future virtually inevitable. Progress towards further arms reductions and limitations may perceivably improve the situation and provide conditions and incentives for strengthening non-proliferation regime. The aim of shutting down proliferation channels may be attained through raising the effectiveness of the IAEA safeguards, improving export controls, strict formalization of the procedure of withdrawal from the Treaty and increasing its political significance, bringing into force and the conclusion of a number of multilateral treaties designed to serve as 'barriers' to violations of the Treaty and the withdrawal from it.