Contemporary Nuclear Doctrines
October 21, 2010
Alexei Arbatov, Vladimir Dvorkin, Sergey Oznobishchev
This publication prepared as part of the project under the general topic "Russia and Deep Nuclear Disarmament" addresses a wide range of issues related to modern nuclear doctrines. Given the development of the global political environment, the positive changes that are taking place in the relations between nuclear powers and the strengthening of international security, it would seem logical that the military doctrines should have changed accordingly. However, this is not the case, or at any rate the progress in this field has lacked the scope required by the current political relationship and the objectives of cooperation to counter the new threats of the 21st century.
Cultivating Confidence: Verification, Monitoring, and Enforcement for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons
October 1, 2010
The book offers the reader guidelines for policymaking that will ultimately reduce nuclear dangers throughout the world. Although important work has been done over the years to define major mileposts on the path to disarmament, there are still a number of key areas—including verification—that contain gaps in the conceptual framework and technical details. This study, which focuses on the key issues associated with verifying, monitoring, and enforcing, offers some possible solutions to these challenges.
Learning From Experience on Arms Control: Russia and the United States have made steady progress on verification since the 1980s
September 7, 2010
The Wall Street Journal
George P. Shultz
Former Secretary of State George Shultz writes in support of the New START treaty based on his experience with previous treaty negotiations. Read the op-ed.
NATO and Nuclear Weapons: Is A New Consensus Possible?
September 1, 2010
Steven Andreasen, Malcolm Chalmers, Isabelle Williams
The revision of NATO's Strategic Concept has provided a context within which member states have begun a discussion to address whether, and how, NATO nuclear policy should be revised. Specifically, this discussion has included whether NATO's declaratory policy can be modified to reduce the role of its nuclear weapons, and whether further changes should be made in the deployment of the remaining US non-strategic nuclear weapons (NSNW) – or 'tactical' nuclear weapons – currently forward-based in Europe. This paper is intended to assist these discussions by identifying key propositions around which a consensus could develop and exploring the various policy options that are available to NATO.
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.