By Duyeon Kim
January 9, 2014
“The biennial nuclear security summit process is entering its third round, but despite the significant progress made thus far, nuclear security still is not dramatic or ‘sexy’ enough to sustain top-level attention and interest,” writes the Center’s senior fellow Duyeon Kim in the Arms Control Today January/February 2014 edition. The Nuclear Security Summits achieved significant progress, but much more work remains. In her latest piece on nuclear security, Duyeon Kim discusses the urgency of the work as well as ways to measure success for the next two summits and beyond.
- The challenge going into The Hague summit and the 2016 U.S. summit is finding ways to sustain the momentum and political attention they have generated at the highest levels on nuclear security issues.
- This year’s success stories are likely to be found in the gift baskets and national pledges made by summit leaders as opposed to the commitments outlined in the summit communiqué.
- World leaders should decide to deal with military nuclear material stockpiles.
- It is also important that leaders impart coherence and momentum to a currently fragmented process that depends too heavily on the presence of top leaders, especially if the summits end in 2016.
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