Nuclear Tipping Point
Documentary tackles nuclear dangers, features Shultz, Perry, Kissinger, and Nunn
NTI’s documentary, Nuclear Tipping Point, highlights the ongoing work of four Cold Warriors and their vision of a world without nuclear weapons and the steps to get there.
More than twenty years after the fall of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, the United States and Russia still account for 95% of the world’s nuclear weapons: around 20,000 nuclear weapons total. Thousands of these weapons are on hair trigger status, meaning they can be fired in very little time, and more rouge states and terrorist organizations are looking to acquire the weapons and materials to make bombs.
Nuclear Tipping Point, produced in 2010, follows the work of four prominent Cold Warriors in their fight to rid the world of nuclear weapons and eliminate the threat. Together forming the Nuclear Security Project, 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 outline their vision and steps toward the reduction of weapons stockpiles and the prevention of proliferation. The film follows a prominent January 2007 op-ed by the “four wise men” in the Wall Street Journal entitled, “A World Free of Nuclear Weapons.”
The film has been shown coast-to-coast in the United States and globally. The film website at www.NuclearTippingPoint.org features trailers, the full-length film, an interactive timeline and more.
The DVD is available in 52-minute and 35-minute lengths, online or by ordering a free copy. Now includes subtitles in Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish.
The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, Stanford University, is a public policy research center devoted to advanced study of politics, economics, and political economy—both domestic and foreign—as well as international affairs.
the Nuclear Threat
Reducing the risk of nuclear use by terrorists and nation-states requires a broad set of complementary strategies targeted at reducing state reliance on nuclear weapons, stemming the demand for nuclear weapons and denying organizations or states access to the essential nuclear materials, technologies and know-how.