The Biden Administration is expected to release its Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) in the coming days. The NPR lays out a U.S. administration’s approach to nuclear weapons policy, based on an extensive internal policy review.
Typically, the NPR describes the purpose of nuclear weapons, how the United States will or will not use or threaten to use them, how many and what types of nuclear weapons are required to meet U.S. strategy, and how they fit in to the rest of the government’s military and foreign policy planning. Most NPRs also discuss the role the United States will play in preventing nuclear proliferation and reducing nuclear risks globally.
This page contains NTI resources and recommendations relevant to the NPR and U.S. nuclear policy and posture.
NTI has policy experts available for members of the news media covering the NPR release, including Lynn Rusten, Steve Andreasen, Mark Melamed and James McKeon. To arrange an interview, please contact Cathy Gwin at [email protected] or 202-270-5942.
Explainers and Reports
- Biden Should Do More to Prevent the Accidental Launch of Nuclear Weapons. Here’s How. (The Washington Post, By Ernest J. Moniz and Sam Nunn, November 2021)
- Reducing the Role of Nuclear Weapons Will Make America Safer (The National Interest, By Lynn Rusten, October 2021)
- The Return of Doomsday (Foreign Affairs, By Ernest J. Moniz and Sam Nunn, September 2019)
- Sleepwalking Toward the Nuclear Precipice (Foreign Affairs, By Ernest J. Moniz and Sam Nunn, December 2020)
- Building on George Shultz’s Vision of a World Without Nukes (The Wall Street Journal, By Sam Nunn, William J. Perry, and Henry A. Kissinger, March 2021)