"President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the deal is a major setback for international cooperation, global peace building and the long-term goal of a world without nuclear weapons, articulated by leaders from Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama."
“President Trump’s decision today to withdraw from the Iranian nuclear deal is a major strategic mistake that not only damages the United States’ ability to prevent Iran from acquiring the material for a nuclear weapon, but also impairs our ability to prevent the spread and use of nuclear weapons, to work with allies and partners on issues of global concern and to protect our interests in the Middle East for years, if not decades, to come."
Jeffrey Lewis, director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies, describes the evolution and scope of North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs in a new article that includes a 3D virtual museum.
Sam Nunn and Richard Lugar recommend using the Nunn-Lugar Soviet Nuclear Threat Reduction Act of 1991, known as the Cooperative Threat Reduction Program, as a model for verifying North Korean nuclear disarmament
Separated plutonium is a sensitive material that presents both proliferation and nuclear security risks. However, unlike highly enriched uranium (HEU), separated plutonium has not received sufficient attention as a security risk, argues NTI Counselor John Carlson in a new paper.
“We are delighted to welcome these new members to the NTI team,” said NTI CEO and Co-Chair Ernest J. Moniz. “Admiral Mullen brought bold and original thinking to his work as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and I’m confident he’ll do the same at NTI. Nathalie Tocci is an esteemed expert in security and defense policy and will add European perspective to NTI’s mission of building a safer world.”
The Nuclear Threat Initiative, led by former Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, the principal negotiator of the final 2015 Iran deal nuclear provisions, has compiled a collection of resources and materials to explain the agreement and its progress.