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A World Free Of Nuclear Weapons?

June 25, 2007

Carnegie Endowment of International Peace

Margaret Beckett, Secretary Of State For Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, United Kingdom


Thank you very much for that welcome and for those very kind words. I expect that many, perhaps all of you here today, read an article which appeared in the Wall Street Journal at the start of this year. The writers would be as familiar to an audience in this country as they are respected across the globe: George Schultz, William Perry, Henry Kissinger, Sam Nunn. The article made the case for, and I quote, “a bold initiative consistent with America’s moral heritage.” That initiative was to reignite the vision of a world free of nuclear weapons, and to redouble effort on the practical measures towards it.

The Mountaintop: A World Free of Nuclear Weapons

June 14, 2007

Council on Foreign Relations

Co-Chairman of the Nuclear Threat Initiative Sam Nunn


I. The Nuclear Age – The First 60 Years

On Veterans Day in 1948 – at the dawn of the nuclear age after the devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki--General Omar Bradley said in a speech:

“The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living.”

The Nuclear Threat

January 31, 2007

The Wall Street Journal

Mikhail Gorbachev


The former leader of the Soviet Union supports George Shultz, William Perry, Henry Kissinger and Sam Nunn’s, “call for urgent action”.  Read the op-ed.

A World Free of Nuclear Weapons

January 4, 2007

George P. Shultz, William J. Perry, Henry A. Kissinger, Sam Nunn


Nuclear weapons today present tremendous dangers, but also an historic opportunity. U.S. leadership will be required to take the world to the next stage – to a solid consensus for reversing reliance on nuclear weapons globally as a vital contribution to preventing their proliferation into potentially dangerous hands, and ultimately ending them as a threat to the world.