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As the world commemorates the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we face a new and potentially more dangerous nuclear era. Today, the risks posed by the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and disruption are expanding around the globe. We are in a race between cooperation and catastrophe, and we must work together to address the threat. 

Despite a deficit of trust and confidence, negotiators from multiple countries were able to forge an agreement that—as Sam Nunn said recently—will make it “extremely difficult” for Iran to develop a bomb in the next 10-to-15 years. The Iran agreement presents an opportunity to support an example of successful diplomacy that includes a set of internationally-backed verification mechanisms to ensure Iran doesn't cheat. NTI believes this agreement will help limit the spread of nuclear weapons and contribute to a safer world.

For more information on the agreement:

  • Read the transcript of Senator Sam Nunn’s interview on the agreement with Georgia public radio.
  • Read an op-ed by Steve Andreasen, NTI national security consultant and former White House National Security Council director for defense policy and arms control.
  • See the Harvard University Belfer Center’s The Iran Nuclear Deal: A Definitive Guide.

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NTI Statement on the 2022 Nuclear Posture Review

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NTI Statement on the 2022 Nuclear Posture Review

"The NPR sets the right course by emphasizing dialogue and diplomacy, aiming to reduce the role of nuclear weapons in national security strategy."




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