Speakers: William J. Perry and Brent Scowcroft Presider: Jackson Diehl
Listen to the co-chairs of the CFR-sponsored independent task force on U.S. nuclear weapons policy outline their recommendations on how to ensure the safety, security, and reliability of the U.S. deterrent nuclear force, prevent nuclear terrorism and strengthen the nuclear nonproliferation regime.
Speakers: Dennis Gormley, Paul Lettow, Lawrence Scheinman, and Henry Sokolski Presider: Charles D. Ferguson
Policymakers, analysts, and expert observers gathered in Washington, DC, for the Council on Foreign Relations’ Workshop on Evaluating and Strengthening the Nonproliferation Regime. Over the course of three sessions, workshop participants addressed these and other questions about the overall health of the nonproliferation regime, and how to improve it over the near and long terms.
Speakers: Joseph Cirincione and Scott D. Sagan Presider: Charles D. Ferguson
Policymakers, analysts, and expert observers gathered in Washington, DC, for the Council on Foreign Relations' Workshop on Evaluating and Strengthening the Nonproliferation Regime. Over the course of three sessions, workshop participants addressed these and other questions about the overall health of the nonproliferation regime, and how to improve it over the near and long terms.
On April 5, 2009, President Barack Obama spoke in Prague, calling nuclear terrorism "the most immediate and extreme threat to global security." His speech announced a Global Summit on Nuclear Security, which became the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS). The first summit took place in Washington, DC in April 2010.
David Sanger writes that Pakistan's weak nuclear safeguards and tenuous political situation are the stuff that nightmares are made of, as well as one of the key concerns of the new Obama administration.
Don Oberdorfer, a leading expert on North and South Korea, says he sees no evidence North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il has moved to relinquish control, despite reports concerning his illness and succession.
Gary Samore, who was active in nuclear diplomacy with North Korea in the Clinton administration, says the latest agreement between the United States and North Korea is only a "very modest step forward" because it allows the next administration to proceed further in seeking a nuclear-disarmed North Korea.
The Council on Foreign Relations' David Rockefeller Studies Program—CFR's "think tank"—is home to more than seventy full-time, adjunct, and visiting scholars and practitioners (called "fellows"). Their expertise covers the world's major regions as well as the critical issues shaping today's global agenda. Download the printable CFR Experts Guide.
Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.
Koblentz argues that the United States should work with other nuclear-armed states to manage threats to nuclear stability in the near term and establish processes for multilateral arms control efforts over the longer term.
The authors argue that it is essential to begin working now to expand and establish rules and norms governing armed drones, thereby creating standards of behavior that other countries will be more likely to follow.
Learn more about CFR’s mission and its work over the past year in the 2014 Annual Report. The Annual Report spotlights new initiatives, high-profile events, and authoritative scholarship from CFR experts, and includes a message from CFR President Richard N. Haass. Read and download »