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Small Nuclear Forces: Five Perspectives

December 1, 2011

Royal United Services Institute

Malcolm Chalmers, Andrew Somerville and Andrea Berger


The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), a partner of the Nuclear Security Project, released a new report called “Small Nuclear Forces: Five Perspectives”.  Supported by NTI, the report focuses on nuclear restraint and stability at low numbers from the perspectives of five middle nuclear powers. 

Reducing Nuclear Risks in Europe: A Framework for Action

November 17, 2011



This new NTI report is designed to help develop an approach to reduce nuclear risks in Europe and contribute to NATO's Deterrence and Defense Posture Review. The collection of papers identifies policy and force structure options open to NATO members and aims to promote dialogue and new thinking on several key issues and questions, both within NATO and with Russia. Senator Nunn's essay outlines 10 specific steps for NATO to consider -- at the core of "10 for 2012" is a NATO commitment to deepening consultations with Russia, including a new dialogue designed to increase "warning and decision time" for leaders. In addition, NATO should plan for further reductions and consolidation of U.S. tactical nuclear weapons in Europe. The target of completing consolidation to the United States should be within five years, with the final timing and pace determined by broad developments with Russia.

The Dangers of Denial: Nuclear Weapons in China-India Relations

October 1, 2011

The Lowy Institute for International Policy

Fiona Cunningham and Rory Medcalf


In this Lowy Institute Analysis supported by the Nuclear Security Project, Research Associate Fiona Cunningham and International Security Program Director Rory Medcalf warn of growing security risks in the relationship between Asia’s nuclear-armed rising powers China and India. An asymmetry of capabilities and threat perceptions is helping to drive these dangers. The authors call for a strategy stability dialogue to begin between China and India, embedded in a relationship of greater mutual respect, to ensure that possible future confrontations do not involve nuclear threats or misjudgments.

European Perspectives on NATO's Nuclear Debate

May 31, 2011

Royal United Services Institute


"If the Bombs Go-European Perspectives on NATO's Nuclear Debate" has been released by NTI partner, the Royal United Services Institute. The paper examines how NATO relationships might be altered if US nuclear weapons were removed from Europe, including potential developments of nuclear consultation, contingency plans and missile defence infrastructure to address the security needs of NATO members.
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NATO’s Nuclear Policy after Lisbon

January 25, 2011

European Leadership Network

Simon Lunn, Ian Kearn


This report provides an analysis of the treatment of NATO's nuclear policy in both documents, provides an assessment of the outcome from Lisbon, and looks to future prospects. It is based partly on meetings at NATO with officials from national delegations and the International Staff in November and December 2010 and January 2011.