On February 3-4, the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) hosted
a meeting of the Global
Enterprise to Strengthen Non-Proliferation and Disarmament in Paris.
The Global Enterprise meeting brought together officials from nearly 20
countries, along with non-government experts, to identify and consider
practical steps and initiatives that could produce tangible progress on
disarmament and nonproliferation for 2020 Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT)
Review Conference. The discussion reflected universal support for the
fundamental commitments at the heart of the NPT and a shared desire to identify
creative, practical areas for progress in support of the Treaty. Participants
focused on options in five key areas: improving transparency; reducing the risk
of nuclear use; political statements focused on disarmament, risk reduction,
and transparency; nuclear doctrine; and managing the risks associated with
fissile materials. NTI plans to
re-convene the group for a brief meeting on the margins of the NPT Preparatory
Committee meeting this spring and another full session in the fall.