Professor Catherine McArdle Kelleher
Professor Emeritus, Naval War College, and Senior Fellow, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University
Interlinked: Assurance, Russia and Further Reductions of Non-Strategic Nuclear Weapons
With NATO members in the midst of a Deterrence and Defense Posture Review—a critical strategic assessment that will help define NATO's future security strategy—a new NTI report proposes a blueprint within NATO and with Russia for moving to a new nuclear posture in Europe.
The report includes chapters authored by leading international military, academic and policy experts who have advised senior government officials in the United States, Russia and Europe. The authors present recommendations relating to key NATO nuclear policy issues, including: declaratory policy; the security of tactical nuclear weapons; nuclear sharing arrangements; reassurance; conventional arms and missile defense; cooperation with Russia; and Asia's nuclear future.
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“The risk of an accident, miscalculation, or disastrous decision is especially ominous when the two countries with the largest nuclear weapon arsenals are on opposite sides.”
NTI Co-Chairs Ernest J. Moniz and Sam Nunn call on the United States to resume a position of global leadership to reduce the risks posed by nuclear weapons.
China's growing missile arsenal and ambiguity about its conventional vs. nuclear-armed missiles could trigger a Taiwan Missile Crisis w/ the US. (CNS)