Global Nuclear Policy

Reducing reliance on nuclear weapons, preventing their use and their spread, and ultimately ending them as a threat to the world

The world has entered a new nuclear age. While the risk of large-scale, world-ending nuclear war has declined, regional instability, the proliferation of weapons and the materials to make them along with emerging threats like cyber and terrorism mean the risk of a single nuclear weapon or device being detonated – by accident, by miscalculation or on purpose – is on the rise.

Our current nuclear policies have not adapted to today’s security environment. This status quo is not sustainable, and the consequences of inaction are unacceptable. Unless we adapt our policies and forces to deal with new and emerging threats, global security will remain at serious risk.

NTI works with governments, partner organizations and leaders around the world to develop policies, leadership and the global capacity—human and institutional—to reduce reliance on nuclear weapons, prevent their spread and ultimately end them as a threat to the world.

International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification

An innovative public-private partnership between the U.S. State Department and the Nuclear Threat Initiative involving over 25 countries, focused on nuclear disarmament verification.

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A documentary film with George Shultz, William Perry, Henry Kissinger, and Sam Nunn sharing the personal experiences that led them to support working toward a world without nuclear weapons. The film is narrated by Michael Douglas and introduced by Colin Powell.

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Former Senator Sam Nunn, former Secretary of State George P. Shultz, former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger and former Secretary of Defense William J. Perry.

Nuclear Security Project

The Nuclear Security Project is an effort led by former Secretary of State George P. Shultz, former Defense Secretary William J. Perry, former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, and former Senator Sam Nunn to galvanize global support for and action on the vision of a world without nuclear weapons and the steps to get there.
Nunn and Singapore Foreign Minister

Regional Leadership Networks to Reduce Nuclear Risk

Hundreds of leaders and highly respected experts from across five continents are members of NTI-sponsored regional networks dedicated to generating global momentum for reducing reliance on nuclear weapons and the risks they pose.
Amman Security Colloquim

Global Nuclear Policy Partners

NTI works with partner organizations around the world to develop policies, leadership and the global capacity—human and institutional—to reduce reliance on nuclear weapons, prevent their spread and ultimately end them as a threat to the world.
IPNDV Group

International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification

A public-private partnership to build global capacity and increase understanding of future monitoring and verification challenges.
Younger Gen Task Force

Younger Generation Leaders Network on Euro-Atlantic Security

Launched in 2014, the Younger Generation Leaders Network on Euro-Atlantic Security (YGLN) is a project aimed at fostering dialogue and understanding among emerging leaders from the United States, Russia, Ukraine and Europe in order to rebuild trust and offer fresh ideas on how to improve the Euro-Atlantic security environment.
Lancaster House-NSP

Building Mutual Security in the Euro-Atlantic Region

A Track II dialogue among distinguished former senior political leaders, senior military officers, defense officials, and security experts from Europe, Russia, and the United States
Centrifuge Cascade

A New Approach to the Nuclear Fuel Cycle

New approaches to the nuclear fuel cycle with the objective of mitigating proliferation risks can also help improve nuclear governance, making nuclear energy safer and more sustainable. This project sought to build consensus on common goals, address practical challenges, and engage a spectrum of actors that influence policymaking regarding the nuclear fuel cycle.
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Democracy and Conflict Prevention in the Euro-Atlantic Region

Examining the role of healthy democratic institutions in preventing violent conflict in the Euro-Atlantic.