Paul Lettow

Publications

Council Special Report No. 54

Strengthening the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime

Author: Paul Lettow

Violations of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty by Iran and North Korea threaten to undermine the legitimacy of the nonproliferation regime. Paul Lettow proposes a comprehensive agenda for improvements, including tougher sanctions against transgressors, a criteria-based system to limit the spread of enrichment and processing technologies, and expansion of International Atomic Energy Agency authority.

See more in Global; Arms Control, Disarmament, and Nonproliferation; Global Governance

Interview

Nuclear Agenda Rising to Top of World Issues in 2010

Paul Lettow interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

A CFR expert on nuclear issues, Paul Lettow says President Obama's agenda will be heavily tilted toward nuclear issues in 2010. He says this is "the ideal moment for strong American leadership on these issues," and despite Obama's disappointment in not wrapping up a new START treaty by the end of the year, Lettow expects the treaty to be signed in early 2010.

See more in Proliferation; Arms Control, Disarmament, and Nonproliferation; United States

Transcript

What Should Be Done in the Near Term to Strengthen the 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 Relationsí 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.

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Transcript

Strengthening The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime

Speakers: Charles Ferguson, Christopher A. Ford, and Paul Lettow
Presider: 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?

See more in Weapons of Mass Destruction; Global

Video

Strengthening the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime

Speakers: Charles D. Ferguson, Christopher A. Ford, and Paul Lettow
Presider: Henry Sokolski

Watch experts analyze current nuclear nonproliferation agreements, as well as how to address the nuclear ambitions of countries such as India and Iran.

This session was part of the CFR conference: The United States and the Future of Global Governance, which was made possible through the generous support of the Robina Foundation.

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Audio

Strengthening the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime (Audio)

Speakers: Charles D. Ferguson, Christopher A. Ford, and Paul Lettow
Presider: Henry Sokolski

Listen to experts analyze current nuclear nonproliferation agreements, as well as how to address the nuclear ambitions of countries such as India and Iran.

This session was part of the CFR conference: The United States and the Future of Global Governance, which was made possible through the generous support of the Robina Foundation.

See more in Global; Arms Control, Disarmament, and Nonproliferation; Global Governance