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A road map for a nuclear free world

June 23, 2010

JoongAng Daily

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

Simon Lunn


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.

Statement of William J. Perry regarding submission of the New START for consent and ratification

April 29, 2010

Senate Foreign Relations Committee

William J. Perry


Chairman Kerry and Ranking Member Lugar, thank you for this opportunity to appear before you and other members of this distinguished Committee to discuss ratification for the New START Treaty.

I would like to start my testimony by offering you five judgments about the New START Treaty.