Regional Leadership Networks to Reduce Nuclear Risk

Building political will to build a safer world


Lack of awareness and action by political leaders and citizens on global and regional nuclear threats.


NTI nurtured networks of high-profile leaders from Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America to generate dialogue, political action and public outreach on nuclear risks.


Hundreds of leaders across five continents are shaping debates, spurring action and defining narratives in their regions and on international platforms.

Hundreds of leaders and highly respected experts from across five continents are members of regional networks dedicated to generating global momentum for reducing reliance on nuclear weapons and the risks they pose. NTI is the founding sponsor and facilitates communication among the networks, which coordinate global efforts related to a range of nuclear security, disarmament and nonproliferation issues.

These networks help develop policies, capacity, and political leadership to reduce nuclear threats in their regions and globally by:

  • Providing an independent platform for regional dialogue and debate with a strong focus on workable and credible policy solutions.
  • Influencing decision-making by reaching the political, diplomatic and security elites of countries across their regions.
  • Producing and disseminating independent research, analysis and publications as well as convening public and private events.

These activities raise awareness and the quality of debate on nuclear issues in parliaments, as well as improving public and media understanding on nuclear issues. Their efforts help build a more supportive public climate to allow heads of states and governments to take action on reducing urgent nuclear dangers.

Asia-Pacific Leadership Network (APLN)
The Asia-Pacific Leadership Network for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (APLN) is a network of over 110 political, military and diplomatic leaders from countries across the Asia-Pacific tackling security and defense challenges with a particular focus on addressing and eliminating nuclear weapons risks.

European Leadership Network (ELN)

The ELN is a high-level network of nearly 200 serving and former European leaders from countries across Europe. The network is convened by former UK Secretary of Defense, Des Browne and Sir Adam Thomson serve as Director. The ELN  is an independent non-partisan, non-profit organization based in London.

Latin American and Caribbean Leadership Network (LALN)

The LALN comprises a group of 16 former political and diplomatic leaders from the across the Latin American and Caribbean region. The network is run by Ms. Irma Arguello and the NPSGlobal Foundation based in Buenos Aires serves as Secretariat for the LALN.




APLN Statement to Protect the Iran Nuclear Deal


APLN Statement to Protect the Iran Nuclear Deal

The APLN statement warns that unilateral actions by the United States could jeopardize the agreement, causing potential repurcussions in the Asia Pacific region.


Regional Leadership Networks Discuss No-First-Use


Regional Leadership Networks Discuss No-First-Use

Members of the Asia-Pacific Leadership Network (APLN) and the European Leadership Network (ELN) weigh the merits of adopting a nuclear No First Use policy.


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