Author (first or last name) Sponsoring Organization
From Date Till Date Keywords

Nuclear Zero: Key Issues to be Addressed

July 1, 2009

Security Index

George Perkovich


In the West today, and perhaps in Russia, leading circles believe that nuclear deterrence is what prevented the U.S. and the Soviet Union from fighting directly during the Cold War. Many assume that these weapons will continue to deter without fail. Both ideas deserve to be questioned.

SAIC Nuclear Arms Control Thought Leadership Symposium

June 23, 2009


NTI Co-Chairman Sam Nunn


Two and a half years ago, George Shultz, Bill Perry, Henry Kissinger and I stirred the pot with an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal entitled “A World Free of Nuclear Weapons.”  Prior to that, an SAIC report prepared for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency in 2006 had a significant effect on my thinking and confirmed my own assessment based on discussions around the globe.

American Nuclear Society Annual Meeting

June 15, 2009

American Nuclear Society

Sam Nunn


As the world’s need for energy rises, as the concern about our climate increases, and as the benefits of nuclear science expand, nuclear energy and the nuclear industry are in a long-overdue revival.   

Securing the Nuclear Future

June 15, 2009

American Nuclear Society

NTI Vice-President Laura Holgate


NTI Vice President Laura Holgate delivers a speech at the American Nuclear Society Annual Meeting in which she argues that nuclear energy and nuclear nonproliferation are mutually reinforcing and threat the path toward a secure nuclear future must involve engaging all relevant voices and aligning the objectives of nuclear commerce and nonproliferation.

Click here to read the speech

Remarks to the Senate Foreign Relation Committee

June 9, 2009

Representative Ellen O. Tauscher


"Remarks to the Senate Foreign Relation Committee," by Representative Ellen O. Tauscher, Nominee for Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security. Her remarks mention the important contribution of the Nunn-Lugar program.