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Sustainable World

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Common Security

Eliminate Nuclear Weapons

Prevent the Massive Release of Radiation

Establish the costs of Being a Nuclear State

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Common Security

Fear of nuclear war or nuclear accidents can motivate people to do without nuclear weapons, but experience suggests that more positive motivations are needed, too. Instead of the inherently unstable system of one state seeking security through the capacity to intimidate or dominate others, which then prompts the others to seek or maintain nuclear weapons as countermeasures, governments and societies need to identify alternative means of ensuring their security and global standing. Common Security provides the safest and most cost-effective model. With Common Security systems, states on a regional and ultimately a global basis establish cooperatively enforced rules for managing their military interactions. Military forces are configured for transparently defensive missions, not offensive ones, and countries put a premium on reassuring each other in verifiable ways that they are not planning for military aggression. The foundation supports movement toward such Common Security in regions with potential for nuclear conflict.

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