Following President Putin's thinly-veiled threats of nuclear weapons use in his war on Ukraine, our expert panel addressed Russian tactical nuclear weapons capabilities, the consequences of their potential use, and diplomatic and political options.
Twice weekly, our team will share updates here from the 10th nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference at UN Headquarters.
Keynote Remarks by Daryl G. Kimball, executive director, for the "International Symposium for Peace: The Road to Nuclear Weapons Abolition," sponsored by Asahi Shimbun, Nagasaki city government, and the Nagasaki Foundation for the Promotion of Peace
The guardrails against acquiring and using weapons of mass destruction are eroding, Izumi Nakamitsu, the UN disarmament chief, said.
Though imperfect, the SALT agreements set the course for future bilateral nuclear arms control treaty negotiations.
Russia's war on Ukraine erodes a main bargain of the nonproliferation regime, that if a country forgoes nuclear weapons, its security will not be threatened.
A senior group of American, European, and Russian security experts warn that "tensions between Russia, Ukraine and NATO create the potential for a disastrous war that can and must be avoided through serious and deft diplomacy.”
The bicameral Nuclear Weapons and Arms Control Working Group has drafted a letter reminding President Joe Biden of his pledge to limit the number and role of nuclear weapons as he finalizes his Nuclear Posture Review (NPR). It is critical that as many Senators as possible sign onto this letter. (January 2022)
It is in the interest of both the United States and Russia to ensure that progress on new nuclear arms control arrangements does not fall victim to deep, and perhaps irreconcilable, differences.
On Jan. 3, the leaders of the five nuclear-armed members of the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) issued a rare joint statement on preventing nuclear war in which they affirmed, for the first time, the 1985 Reagan-Gorbachev maxim that “a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought.”