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  • November 20, 2003

    The Race Between Cooperation and Catastrophe

    At a conference in Strasbourg, France, Sam Nunn speaks about the "Strengthening the Global Partnership" project, an NTI-funded consortium of 21 research institutions across Europe, Russia, the U.S. and Asia and what must be done to keep nuclear, biological and chemical weapons out of terrorist hands.

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  • September 24, 2003

    Issues Facing the Global Nonproliferation Regime

    In this speech delivered in Vienna, Austria, NTI President Charles Curtis calls for new and urgent worldwide actions to physically secure weapons and nuclear materials at their source to preclude the possibility that terrorists could get their hands on them. Curtis explains how current efforts to prevent nuclear terrorism do not come close to matching the threat.

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  • May 28, 2003

    Evian and Beyond: Priorities for the Global Partnership

    A coalition of 20 security organizations from 16 countries called for more progress in a worldwide effort to stem the spread of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons in a statement released in Paris.

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  • May 21, 2003

    Statement by Sam Nunn on the RAND Report: Beyond the Nuclear Shadow

    NTI co-chairman Sam Nunn calls for urgent action to address the increased danger of an accidental or unauthorized launch of a nuclear weapon between the United States and Russia. Nunn made the comments while releasing a report by the RAND Corporation that warns those risks are too high, despite the agreement reached between the United States and Russia in the Treaty of Moscow.

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  • March 12, 2003

    Controlling Nuclear Warheads and Materials

    NTI Co-Chairman Sam Nunn speaks at the National Press Club to release the report, "Controlling Nuclear Warheads and Materials: A Report Card and Action Plan." The report, by experts at the Project on Managing the Atom commissioned by NTI, recommends steps to accelerate and strengthen nuclear threat reduction programs and calls for expanding these efforts to address insecure nuclear stockpiles around the globe.

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  • February 3, 2003

    Russia's Role in Combating Catastrophic Terrorism

    In this speech at the Woodrow Wilson Center, Mr. Curtis offers eight steps to a more effective U.S./Russian security relationship, moving from suspicious competitors to cooperative partners.

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  • January 20, 2003

    Preventing Catastrophic Terrorism

    Senator Nunn stresses the importance of building a Global Partnership to secure supplies of vulnerable weapons material and know-how to prevent terrorists from getting their hands on nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. At this London conference "Protecting Against the Spread of Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Weapons: An Action Agenda for the Global Partnership," experts from fifteen security organizations on three continents released a detailed action agenda to reduce these threats and committed themselves to building the necessary political and public support to ensure international action on these urgent issues.

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  • January 14, 2003

    Catastrophic Terrorism and the Most Important Things to Do About It

    In this speech at the MIT Club Washington Seminar Series, Mr. Curtis discusses the risk of catastrophic terrorism and what we need to be doing about it, including developing a comprehensive national security threat analysis, fixing government spending priorities, and realizing the G-8 commitment.

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  • November 14, 2002

    NTI Co-Chairman Sam Nunn's Keynote Remarks to the 2002 Carnegie Non-Proliferation Conference

    At this annual gathering of the world's non-proliferation experts, Senator Nunn called for specific actions to strengthen the G-8 Partnership Against the Spread of Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Weapons. He explained that unprecedented global cooperation is needed to keep dangerous weapons and materials out of the world's most dangerous hands.

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  • October 23, 2002

    Strengthening the U.S.-Russian Partnership for Nuclear Nonproliferation

    In this speech at the Russian Academy of Sciences, Mr. Curtis emphasizes the importance of international scientific cooperation and encourages the active involvement of scientists in shaping public policy and helping to form a global coalition against catastrophic terrorism.

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  • October 22, 2002

    Senator Nunn's Remarks at the World Affairs Council of Washington, D.C.

    Senator Nunn discussed the need to immediately secure nuclear, biological and chemical weapons and materials wherever they are vulnerable around the world.

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  • June 19, 2002

    Public Health Preparedness and Our Global Security

    In remarks at a CDC sponsored conference on "Public Health and the Law," Senator Nunn outlines several of the key policy issues facing the U.S. and the world with a particular focus on the importance of public health becoming an 'indispensable pillar' in our global security framework.

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