To fully and permanently prevent nuclear war, it will be necessary to eliminate nuclear weapons from the arsenals of the countries that possess them already, and prevent others from acquiring them.
Elimination will require changes in the outlook, will and policies of those nations possessing nuclear weapons already: the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, China, India, Pakistan and Israel. It will also require concerted efforts to convince countries like North Korea, Iran, and Iraq it is not in their best interests to acquire nuclear weapons, or if necessary, to prevent their acquisition.
Many difficult steps must be taken in key regions and globally to create the security conditions, verification procedures, and political interests that will lead states down the path to eliminate nuclear weapons. Visionary and dedicated leadership from key governments is required.
The foundation supports analyses, public education, and diplomatic efforts to encourage leaders to take up this enormously important issue.