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.
Wall Street Journal Op-Eds
June 1, 2011
The Wall Street Journal
George P. Shultz, William J. Perry, Henry A. Kissinger and Sam Nunn
Former Secretary of State George P. Shultz, former Secretary of Defense William J. Perry, former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger and former Senator Sam Nunn joined together to form the Nuclear Security Project—an effort to galvanize global action to reduce urgent nuclear dangers and build support for reducing reliance on nuclear weapons, ultimately ending them as a threat to the world. In four op-eds, published in The Wall Street Journal and linked below, they describe their vision of a world without nuclear weapons and the steps to get there.
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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When, not if, there is a nuclear catastrophe
May 31, 2011
Gareth Evans, former Australian Foreign Minister, wrote about his concern that "one of the most dispiriting features of today's international debates is that the threat to humanity posed by the world's 23,000 nuclear weapons—and by those who would build more of them, or be only too willing to use them—has been consigned to the margin of politics."
What are the key issues and near-term practical steps necessary to assist in moving now toward a safer and more stable form of deterrence with decreasing nuclear risks and an increasing measure of assured security for all nations?
May 21, 2011
European Leadership Network, Nuclear Threat Initiative, Hoover Institution
Han Sung-Joo, Professor the Hon. Gareth Evans, H.E. Kanut Saudabayev, Sergey Rogov, Lt Gen (Retd) VR Raghavan, Malcolm Chalmers
Lancaster House, Stable Yard, St. James, London