Why is it
As more states develop nuclear weapons, the risk of their eventual use increases.
Weak control over the spread of nuclear weapons and materials in Russia and elsewhere presents a real threat that more countries or substate actors will acquire them.
What needs to
Promote common security in regions whose states possess or desire nuclear weapons to obviate the need for those weapons.
Strengthen controls over proliferation-sensitive exports and the movement of nuclear materials.
Strengthen adherence to the global nuclear regime, including strengthening the Non-proliferation Treaty.
Who is working on it?
Analytical Center on Arms Control and Nonproliferation, Russia
Center for International Trade and Security, University of Georgia
Monterey Institute of International Studies
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Nuclear Control Institute