CFR Resources on the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit

Beginning on March 31, 2016, over fifty world leaders join President Barack Obama in Washington for the fourth and likely final Nuclear Security Summit (NSS). The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) offers resources on the global challenge of securing nuclear materials.

March 31, 2016

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Beginning on March 31, 2016, over fifty world leaders join President Barack Obama in Washington for the fourth and likely final Nuclear Security Summit (NSS). The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) offers resources on the global challenge of securing nuclear materials.

The Next Generation Of Arms Control

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“In light of the threats faced today, commitments to adopt safeguard protocols agreed to by countries at [summits like the NSS] should be considered as valuable as the treaties achieved during the glory days of arms control,” argues CFR Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow Amy J. Nelson in the National Interest.

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An employee measures the radiation level at a plant for processing liquid radioactive waste at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine March 23, 2016. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

China’s Muddled Message On North Korea 

A frank conversation between China and the United States about the future of the Korean peninsula could pave the way for greater cooperation to foil North Korean nuclear ambitions, writes CFR’s Scott Snyder, senior fellow for Korea studies, in an Expert Brief. 

Managing Global Nuclear Proliferation

CFR’s Global Governance Monitor provides a broad overview and an up-to-date assessment of progress on both nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament. 

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Southern Asia’s Nuclear Rivalry Risks Disaster

Southern Asia is home to three nuclear powers: China, India, and Pakistan. With leaders from all three countries attending the NSS, CFR’s Backgrounder explores nuclear competition and long-simmering tensions in the region. 

Preserving The Legacy Of The NSS

“Progress in the implementation of NSS goals has slowed,” observes Polish Institute of International Affairs’ Artur Kacprzyk in a Council of Councils Global Memo. Without an appropriate successor to this last NSS, this trend will likely worsen. Kacprzyk outlines several international approaches to continue resolving nuclear security problems.  

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A History Of U.S.-Russia Nuclear Arms Control

Nuclear disarmament efforts picked up speed after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, but maintaining momentum has proven challenging. CFR’s timeline looks at the history of U.S.-Russia arms control milestones from 1949 to the present.

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