ELN Members Work Together on Nuclear Material Security Warning
March 21, 2014
Paul Quilès, Sir Malcolm Rifkind MP, Des Browne, Bernard Norlain, Hervé Morin
London – In an op-ed, five former high-level defense officials highlight their concern that 85 percent of weapons-usable nuclear materials exists outside international mechanisms for oversight. These members of the European Leadership Network (ELN) point out the lack of an international system for monitoring the security of these stockpiles and urge world leaders at the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit to build an effective nuclear security system that covers all materials, including those under military control.
NATO Policy towards Russia after the Crimea Annexation: More Deterrence and Farewell to Partnership
March 20, 2014
Warsaw, Poland - The Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) Bulletin No. 39 examines NATO-Russia relations after the Crimea annexation.
NSP Co-Director Joan Rohlfing Calls for a "New Approach" to Nuclear Security
March 19, 2014
Washington, DC – In a Project Syndicate op-ed, NTI President and NSP Co-Director Joan Rohlfing calls for leaders at the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit to establish a global nuclear security system. Rohlfing offers four key principles to underpin such a system and believes that an agreement on these principles and the commitment to a global system for securing all weapons-usable nuclear materials, including those for military purposes, would be a paramount achievement for the Nuclear Security Summit process.
Ukraine Must Not Become a New Berlin Wall
March 13, 2014
Des Browne, Wolfgang Ischinger, Igor S. Ivanov, Sam Nunn, and Adam Daniel Rotfeld
In an NTI op-ed, co-authors Des Browne, Wolfgang Ischinger, Igor S. Ivanov, Sam Nunn, and Adam Daniel Rotfeld write that the situation in Ukraine "graphically demonstrates the inadequacies of the current Euro-Atlantic security system" and highlights the corrosive trust deficit in the region. The former leaders propose the creation of a Contact Group of foreign ministers from Russia, the United States and key European countries to develop a plan to reduce tensions and resolve the crisis.
Asia-Pacific Network Releases Report, Stressing Need for US Leadership
March 1, 2014
William C. Potter and Benjamin Pack
Policy Brief No. 10, “Advancing Nuclear Disarmament: The U.S. Role” is the latest in a series published by the Asia Pacific Leadership Network for Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (APLN). The piece, released in the wake of the crisis in Ukraine, discusses prospects for U.S. leadership in the evolving landscape of nuclear disarmament, and stresses the need for changes in the approach to relations with Russia.