Less is Better: Nuclear Restraint at Low Numbers
October 5, 2012
RUSI’s Malcolm Chalmers has published Less is Better: Nuclear Restraint at Low Numbers, a new paper a new paper on how, and under what conditions, further cuts in nuclear stockpiles could be made. Chalmers argues that steep reductions are possible if all seven established nuclear-armed states accept as an objective ‘nuclear restraint at low numbers," making possible a further 80 percent reduction in the global nuclear weapons stockpile from 11,500 warheads in 2012 to around 2,000 in the early 2020s.
Leadership for a nuclear weapons-free world
September 24, 2012
The Japan Times
Ramesh Thakur of the Asia Pacific Leadership Network secretariat published a new op-ed in The Japan Times describing a four-pronged strategy to re-inject momentum into nuclear nonproliferation.
Eliminating Nuclear Weapons Threats: A Call for New Focus and Energy from Political Leaders
September 13, 2012
The Asia Pacific Leadership Network
The Asia Pacific Leadership Network, a partner of the Nuclear Security Project, released a new statement expressing concern about the loss of momentum in efforts to achieve a nuclear weapons free world, and the compelling need to focus energy and political will on both non-proliferation and disarmament by regional and world political leaders. The statement was signed by 25 political, diplomatic, military and scientific leaders from 14 Asia Pacific countries.
India's Nuclear Doctrine: An Alternative Blueprint
August 15, 2012
Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies
The Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies reviews India’s nuclear doctrine, and through a constructive critique, attempts an alternative blueprint to suit the new developments in the security and political environment within and outside India over the last decade.
Central European Approaches to the Protection of Civil Nuclear Programmes
July 6, 2012
Polish Institute of International Affairs
PISM’s latest paper focuses on the security of civil nuclear programs in central Europe in light of plans to expand the use of nuclear power in the Czech Republic and Hungary and to introduce nuclear power to the energy mix in Poland.