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How to End the Global Nuclear Threat…Ideas from the Experts

June 11, 2009

From the Daily Beast, foreign ministers from 14 countries, including Madeleine Albright, provide their best advice for coping with the proliferation of nuclear technology. The introduction:

We, former foreign ministers from 14 countries, recognize that the proliferation of nuclear weapons represents a major threat to international peace and security. The stakes have changed since many of us were in government at the end of the Cold War. The technology to build a bomb has spread, and the threat of a nuclear weapon getting into the hands of terrorists is real.

In recent years, there have been a number of strong proposals for dealing with the proliferation of nuclear weapons. Piecing together the many existing proposals, we support the implementation of the following steps, with the immediate goal of global arms reduction and a long-term goal of a world free of nuclear weapons:

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