Susan Burk, who is on the board for the Center, spoke with NPR about Russian nuclear threats.
“The continued nuclear bluster has shocked nuclear experts. “Even in the coldest days of the Cold War, the U.S. and the Soviets always … continued to carry on a very substantive dialogue on nonproliferation issues,” said Susan Burk.
Burk worked on nuclear issues at the State Department for decades, rising to the rank of ambassador during the Obama administration. Currently, she’s on the board of the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation.
She’s been particularly alarmed at how many times Putin has pointed to Hiroshima and Nagasaki to note the fact it was the United States that first used nuclear weapons against another nation.
“The fact that it was done once doesn’t mean that it would be OK for someone to do it again,” she said.
Burk has signed onto a letter urging Biden to take advantage of his visit to the site of the first nuclear attack, and deliver a major speech on nuclear threats.” Read more