Nuclear Security Project


Working toward a world without nuclear weapons

Challenge

Political leaders and citizens view nuclear threat reduction and nuclear disarmament as implausible or impossible goals.

Action

Four senior US statesmen with deep national security credentials – 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 – joined together in 2007 to form the Nuclear Security Project (NSP).

Results

Leaders from around the world, including former Secretary of State Colin Powell, President Barack Obama, and the United Nations Security Council, have endorsed the vision and steps laid out by the Nuclear Security Project.

In 2007 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 joined together to form the Nuclear Security Project – a major effort to galvanize global action to reduce urgent nuclear dangers and build support for reducing reliance on nuclear weapons, ultimately ending them as a threat to the world.

Building on ideas set forward in a series of Wall Street Journal op-eds, by Shultz, Perry, Kissinger and Nunn, the Project links the vision of a world free of nuclear weapons with urgent steps that can be taken immediately to reduce nuclear dangers.

Recognizing that progress requires international consensus and
action, the Project is designed to motivate governments to rethink policies,
change direction and act on the steps that will reduce the risk of a nuclear
weapon being used anywhere on the globe. To achieve these goals, NSP activities
have included high-level conferences; studies that reach government
decision-makers and experts; speaking engagements by the four principals; and
the production of a major documentary about the principals, their vision and
the steps.

Over
two thirds of living former U.S. Secretaries of State, Secretaries of Defense
and national security advisors endorsed the initiative. Articles and opinion
pieces by other senior statesmen from around the world and across party lines
turned the call of the American four into a global dialogue. The four NSP
principals also inspired the creation of networks of regional leaders around
the globe working to generate momentum for reducing reliance on nuclear weapons
and the risks they pose in their regions.

The Nuclear Threat Initiative serves as coordinator of the NSP, in cooperation with Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.

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Nuclear Security Takes Important Step Forward

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Nuclear Security Takes Important Step Forward

In her latest blog post, NTI President Joan Rohlfing discusses the importance of the entry into force of a critical amendment to the Convention for the Physical Protection of Nuclear Materials.

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Command and Control

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Command and Control

The E Street Cinema 555 11th St NW Washington, DC

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Global Nuclear Policy Leadership Networks to Meet in Buenos Aires

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Global Nuclear Policy Leadership Networks to Meet in Buenos Aires

High-profile global leaders and experts from five continents will gather in Buenos Aires on November 20-21 to address today’s nuclear security concerns, engage policy makers and raise awareness about nuclear risks.

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Nuclear Security: The Problems and the Road Ahead

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Nuclear Security: The Problems and the Road Ahead

A new book authored by George Shultz, Sam Nunn, Sidney Drell and Henry Kissinger offers recommendations to control nuclear weapons and ensure the safety of the nuclear enterprise.

2013


Global Nuclear Policy Leadership Networks to Meet in Singapore

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Global Nuclear Policy Leadership Networks to Meet in Singapore

Leaders from four regional leadership networks will meet next week in Singapore to address urgent global nuclear threats and outline key steps to reduce nuclear dangers around the world.

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