Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament


Media Call: Iran Nuclear Agreement

Speaker: Philip H. Gordon
Presider: Deborah Susan Amos

Iran and six nations led by the United States reached a historic agreement on July 14, 2015, that will limit Tehran's nuclear capacity for more than a decade in return for lifting international economic sanctions. Council on Foreign Relations Senior Fellow Philip Gordon assesses the deal's implications for U.S.-Iran relations and Iran's role in the international community.

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The United States and the Future of Global Governance: Strengthening the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime

Speaker: Charles D. Ferguson
Speaker: Christopher A. Ford
Speaker: Paul Lettow
Moderator: Henry Sokolski

What stake does the United States have in the global nonproliferation regime as it currently exists? What are the risks and rewards of bilateral arrangements with countries such as India? How can loopholes in the NPT be closed? Should the United States ratify the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty? What are the lessons of voluntary initiatives, such as the Proliferation Security Initiative, for a coalition approach to nonproliferation?

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U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy: Report of a CFR-Sponsored Independent Task Force

Speaker: William J. Perry
Speaker: Brent Scowcroft
Presider: Jackson Diehl

President Obama has called for the eventual global abolition of nuclear weapons, but they will remain a fundamental element of U.S. national security in the near term. The CFR Task Force report makes recommendations on how to ensure the safety, security, and reliability of the U.S. deterrent nuclear force and puts forth measures to prevent nuclear terrorism and strengthen the nuclear nonproliferation regime. Task Force co-chairs William J. Perry and Brent Scowcroft will discuss the report’s main findings and recommendations.

The report is available on CFR’s website at Hard copies will be available at the meeting.

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Iran: The Nuclear Challenge

Speaker: Elliott Abrams
Speaker: Robert Danin
Speaker: Richard A. Falkenrath
Presider: Robert D. Blackwill

Please join us for a panel discussion to celebrate the release of Iran: The Nuclear Challenge, a forthcoming Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) ebook. The essays in this volume, all authored by fellows in CFR's David Rockefeller Studies Program and edited by Robert Blackwill, aim to inform readers how, not what, to think about Iran's nuclear activities.

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North Korea, Nuclear Diplomacy, and Regional Security in Northeast Asia

Speaker: Stephen W. Bosworth
Speaker: Han Sung-Joo
Presider: Richard C. Bush III

Stephen W. Bosworth of Tufts University and Korea University's Han Sung-Joo join Richard C. Bush III of the Center for East Asia Policy Studies to discuss the history of nuclear negotiations with North Korea and outline the potential policy options going forward. 

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