The Future of Reducing Nuclear Dangers: How Can India and the United States Collaborate?
Recognizing the need for India to participate more fully in the international non-proliferation system, in late 2009 the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) and the South Asia Program at CSIS created a Working Group on an Expanded Nonproliferation System to discuss three key issues: nuclear security, nuclear disarmament, and the possibilities for U.S.-India cooperation.
In its final report, the group recommended that India, while unable to join the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), could work together with the United States to bring India into the export control groups affiliated with the non-proliferation system.
This private discussion held at the Brookings Institution with American and Indian experts, including some of the working group’s members, began where the report ended – with a look at the structure of international efforts to reduce nuclear danger.
The event included remarks from:
- Stephen P. Cohen, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution
- Teresita C. Schaffer, nonresident senior fellow at Brookings and convener of the working group
- Joan Rohlfing, president of the Nuclear Threat Initiative and co-convener of the working group
- P.R. Chari, visiting professor at the Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies (New Delhi) and member of the working group
The Brookings Institution website has a summary of the meeting.
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