Nuclear Proliferation

Confronting the New Challenges

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Analysis and policy prescriptions of major foreign policy issues facing the United States, developed through private deliberations among a diverse and distinguished group of experts.

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Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament

The international community stands at a historic crossroads. In less than three months, delegations from around the world will convene in New York City to decide whether to renew the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT). With 168 members, the NPT is the most broadly supported agreement of its kind in history. Yet despite this broad support, the outcome of the vote to extend the Treaty is very much in doubt. That outcome matters enormously.

Halting the spread of nuclear weapons must be a top priority not just for the United States but for the entire international community. But succeeding in this effort will be even harder in the future than it was in the past. Indeed, the risk of the spread of nuclear weapons—and perhaps even the risk of nuclear use—is probably greater now than it was during the dark days of the Cold War.

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Task Force Members

Task Force Members

Susan Lesley Clark, Institute for Defense Analysis

Tyrus W. Cobb, Business Executives for National Security

Zachary S. Davis, Congressional Research Service

Lewis A. Dunn, Science Applications International Corporation

Virginia I. Foran, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Alton Frye, Council on Foreign Relations

Sumit Ganguly, Hunter College

Robert M. Gates

Natalie J. Goldring, British American Security Information Council

Richard N. Haass, Council on Foreign Relations

Stephen J. Hadley, Shea and Gardner

David Jeremiah, Technology Strategies and Alliances

Arnold Kanter, RAND Corporation

Geoffrey Kemp, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Andrew F. Krepinevich, Defense Budget Project

Micheal Krepon, The Henry L. Stimson Center

Robert A. Manning, Progressive Policy Institute

Jessica T. Mathews, Council on Foreign Relations

Charles William Maynes, Foreign Policy

Patricia Ann McFate, The Center for National Security Negotiations

Robert S. McNamara

Roger C. Molander, RAND Corporation

Julia A. Moore, Physicians for Social Responsibility

Janne E. Nolan, The Brookings Institution

Douglas H. Paal, Asia-Pacific Center

Christopher E. Paine, Natural Resources Defense Council

George Perkovich, W. Alton Jones Foundation

Joseph F. Pilat, Los Alamost National Laboratory

Mitchell B. Reiss, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

John B. Rhinelander, Shawn, Pittman, Potts, & Trowbridge

Charles O. Rossotti, American Management Systems, Inc.

Stephen J. Solarz, Solarz & Associates

Richard H. Solomon, U.S. Institute for Peace

Helmut Sonnenfeldt, The Brookings Institution

Leonard S. Spector, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Jeremy J. Stone, Federation of American Scientists

Victor A. Utgoff, Institute for Defense Analyses

Debra A. Valentine, O'Melveny & Myers

Paul D. Wolfowitz, The Johns Hopkins University

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