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The NTI Essentials: 10 things you should read (or watch) on reducing nuclear risks

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On July 16, 1945, the U.S. government let the nuclear genie out of the bottle with the first test of a nuclear bomb. Ever since, the world has had to cope with the frightening reality of nuclear weapons and the many risks they pose to humanity. For more than two decades, NTI has been on the frontlines of the effort to reduce those risks and, ultimately, rid the world of nuclear weapons. Our leaders, experts, and co-authors have produced a broad array of analysis and information about nuclear weapons and their risks that is trusted by decision-makers and available to all.

If you want to learn more about Oppenheimer’s bomb and what we must do to protect the world today and for future generations, NTI’s online library is the perfect place to go. We’ll get you started with this list of 10 essential NTI reads—well, nine reads and a video—curated by NTI National Security Consultant Steve Andreasen.

  1. The threat is real: Our nuclear weapons are much more powerful than Oppenheimer’s atomic bomb| USA Today, July 17, 2023
  2. A World Free of Nuclear Weapons| The Wall Street Journal, January 4, 2007
  3. The Cyber-Nuclear Threat Explained| Nuclear Threat Initiative, October 31, 2022
  4. Confronting the New Nuclear Peril:  How a Global Fail-Safe Can Prevent Catastrophe| Foreign Affairs, April 5, 2023
  5. 2023 NTI Nuclear Security Index: Falling Short in a Dangerous World| Nuclear Threat Initiative, July 2023
  6. Should Ukraine rewrite history and reacquire nuclear weapons?  No and no| Los Angeles Times, December 10, 2014
  7. The Three-Competitor Future: U.S. Arms Control With Russia and China| Arms Control Today, March 2023
  8. Three Lessons for Limiting China’s Nuclear Arms| Minneapolis Star Tribune, June 11, 2023
  9. Building a Safe, Secure, and Credible NATO Nuclear Posture| Nuclear Threat Initiative, January 2018
  10. The President and Nuclear Weapons: Implications of Sole Authority in Today’s World | Nuclear Threat Initiative, December 2019

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