Deterrence in the Age of Nuclear Proliferation
March 7, 2011
Wall Street Journal
George P. Shultz, William J. Perry, Henry A. Kissinger and Sam Nunn
As long as there has been war, there have been efforts to deter actions a nation considers threatening. Until fairly recently, this meant building a military establishment capable of intimidating the adversary, defeating him or making his victory more costly than the projected gains. This, with conventional weapons, took time. Deterrence and war strategy were identical.
Debate on Nuclear Deterrence
January 31, 2011
NSP partner the Lowy Institute in Australia has launched an online global debate on extended nuclear deterrence. For decades, the US has made the seemingly credible threat that it would use nuclear weapons to protect its allies against large-scale aggression — the so-called "nuclear umbrella." But how viable is such a strategy in a changing nuclear order and an altered strategic environment? And are there feasible alternatives?
Read the Debate
NATO’s Nuclear Policy after Lisbon
January 25, 2011
European Leadership Network
Simon Lunn, Ian Kearn
This report provides an analysis of the treatment of NATO's nuclear policy in both documents, provides an assessment of the outcome from Lisbon, and looks to future prospects. It is based partly on meetings at NATO with officials from national delegations and the International Staff in November and December 2010 and January 2011.
Deterrence: Its Past and Future
November 12, 2010
Hoover Institution, NTI
Thank you very much, and thanks to all of you for attending. We have an ongoing and continuing partnership between the Hoover Institution and the organization that I chair, the Nuclear Threat Initiative. We coordinate the Nuclear Security Project that George Shultz, Bill Perry, Henry Kissinger and I-along with Sid Drell and Jim Goodby and Max Kampelman and others who have served in public life-have been part of. And we are here to talk about the very important subject of deterrence.
NATO, Nuclear Security and the Terrorist Threat
November 10, 2010
International Herald Tribune
Former Senator Nunn in this op-ed written days before the NATO Lisbon meeting, calls for a security imperative to…”drive NATO and Russia to move without delay to adopt a series of steps that will improve the security of tactical nuclear weapons now, and pave the way for further consolidation, reduction and elimination of these weapons throughout the Euro-Atlantic zone.” Read the op-ed.