Vice President, Global Nuclear Policy Program
The risks of nuclear use, proliferation, and terrorism are increasing, and international polarization on non-proliferation and disarmament issues is worsening. These dynamics threaten the stability of critical international arms control regimes, like the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
Strengthen the NPT regime by convening a high-level, international dialogue to drive fresh, creative thinking, generate new ideas, and address political divisions that are stalling progress.
Revitalized international relationships that create a strong foundation for success at the 10th NPT Review Conference and re-build the long-term vision for a world without nuclear weapons.
The international non-proliferation and disarmament community is increasingly divided over critical questions: What is the role of nuclear deterrence? What is the vision for nuclear disarmament and arms reduction? What steps are necessary to prevent proliferation and use of nuclear weapons? This polarization challenges the stability of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and its role as a central and credible forum for dialogue and progress on preventing proliferation, fostering the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and advancing nuclear disarmament.
The Global Enterprise to Strengthen Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (GE) is a multi-year Track 1.5 initiative designed to strengthen the NPT. Since 2018, GE meetings have convened officials and experts from over 20 countries in an informal setting where they can build understanding around different perspectives and priorities, find areas of agreement, and work collaboratively to find creative solutions to difficult problems. Participants have identified practical steps, new initiatives, and meaningful commitments that States parties can employ to demonstrate their ability to cooperate and advance treaty goals at the 10th NPT Review Conference and beyond.
As officials prepare to meet in Vienna for the 2023 PrepCom, they should consider some of the key themes that have emerged from NTI’s Global Enterprise to Strengthen Non-Proliferation and Disarmament.
NTI's Joan Rohlfing and Jaime Yassif discussed how we can address catastrophic nuclear and biological threats imperiling humanity.
NTI and the Asia Pacific Leadership Network co-hosted a workshop in Jakarta, Indonesia on how the Asia-Pacific region can promote success at the 10th NPT Review Conference.
NTI will host three side events at the 10th NPT Review Conference.
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This paper offers a focused set of recommendations for specific commitments related to practical and achievable actions that States parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) could take to advance the NPT’s goals and achieve success at the 10th NPT Review Conference.
NTI's Global Enterprise to Strengthen Nonproliferation and Disarmament (GE), a Track 1.5 initiative that regularly convenes officials from more than 20 countries, along with several non-governmental experts, convened officials from Latin America, Africa, and Asia Ahead of 10th NPT RevCon.
A new NTI paper offers a focused set of recommendations for achieving success at the 10th Review Conference (RevCon) of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) to be held in New York from January 4-22, 2022.
After convening regional workshops as part of the Global Enterprise project under the Global Nuclear Policy Program, NTI commissioned three papers from participating experts.
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NTI in Africa: Regional Workshop in Ghana Aims to Strengthen Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
The meeting brought together officials experts to identify and consider initiatives that could produce tangible progress on disarmament and nonproliferation.
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Des Browne addresses the CTBTO symposium, Science and Diplomacy for Peace and Security: the CTBT at 20.
“Although information about the North Korean test is not definitive, the statements from North Korea and available evidence are of great concern."
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Former U.S. Senators Sam Nunn and Richard Lugar urge Congress to support the nuclear agreement with Iran in an op-ed for Politico.
Philanthropist Ted Turner, co-chairman of NTI, offers a special commemoration on the anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
NTI Vice Chairman will join Vatican representatives and Catholic scholars to discuss evolving Catholic approaches to nuclear proliferation and disarmament on the margins of the 2015 NPT Review Conference.
More than 100 current and former senior political, military and diplomatic leaders from 43 countries call for a renewed sense of urgency and responsibility among NPT members to achieve a successful 2015 NPT Review Conference.
In a statement to the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons, NTI Vice Chairman Des Browne shares urgent recommendations put forth by more than 130 global leaders.
A number of NTI's board members have written or commented on the use of chemical weapons in Syria and the way forward in international news outlets.
In a new issue brief, experts from the Center for Nonproliferation Studies examine eight of the decisions that the second-term Obama administration cannot avoid.
Deepti Choubey spoke with Thomas Countryman and moderator Cheryl Benton on WMD proliferation and how to engage the next generation of experts.
Robert Shaw of CNS discusses the impact of the Obama Administration's Export Control Reform Initiative on WMD proliferation efforts.