Global Nuclear Policy Leadership Networks Meet in Buenos Aires


Buenos Aires, Argentina -- Members of the Asia-Pacific Leadership Network, the  European Leadership Network, the Latin American Leadership Network and the North American Nuclear Security Leadership Council, as well as leaders of the Nuclear Security Project, gather in Buenos Aires on Nov. 20-21 for a second meeting to develop cooperative ways to address today's pressing nuclear security concerns, engage policy makers and raise public awareness. (November 17, 2014)

We Must be a Global Model for Collaboration on Nuclear Security


Washington, D.C. - In an op-ed for The New York Times' Room for Debate series, Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) President Joan Rohlfing argues that despite tensions over Ukraine, the U.S. and Russia must continue to cooperate on important nuclear security programs. "The world's ability to prevent or defend against today's nuclear threats is simply not possible without cooperation from Russia," Rohlfing writes, noting that cooperation has worked during times of high tension in the past. (November 14, 2014) 

Japan Should be a Good Example of Nuclear Nonproliferation


Tokyo, Japan - In a new op-ed in the Kyodo News, APLN member Yoriko Kawaguchi and Morton Halperin, co-chairs of the Monterey Eminent Persons Group on the Security Implications of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle, call on leaders in Tokyo and Washington to focus on how to incentivize new nuclear nations to rely on the international market for fuel cycle needs instead of developing new enrichment or reprocessing programs. The recommendation is in a new report: "Security Implications of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle." (October 28, 2014) 

President Obama, then and now

Washington, D.C - In dealing with the Islamic State, President Obama should apply lessons learned from his mixed record on nuclear security, writes Steve Andreasen, consultant to NTI and the NSP, in a new op-ed. Obama should stay personally engaged, coordinate policy at every level from the White House and National Security Council, put someone in charge with access to key government departments, keep Congress apprised and hold everyone accountable. The case can be made that Obama has failed to execute a clear strategy on nuclear policy, Andreasen writes, and he must avoid the same trap in exercising military power overseas. (October 26, 2014)

Is a New Cold War Inevitable? Central European Views on Rebuilding Trust in the Euro-Atlantic Region


Warsaw, Poland - In a new report edited by Lukasz Kulesa of the Polish Institute of International Affairs, experts from Poland, the Czech Republic and Latvia argue that the current crisis between Russia and the West has deep roots and is based on fundamental differences in values and interests. The authors press for new efforts to "prevent further disintigration of the European security system" and allow for realistic steps toward a strengthed European security system. (October 22, 2014)

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