Today in the Hague, the Nuclear Security Governance Experts Group (NSGEG), an organization made up of experts from around the world, released a new report on the future of nuclear security. The group lays out five steps and 30 recommendations that global leaders must take to improve the nuclear security regime by 2020, focusing on improving regime cohesion, promoting greater transparency, and building international confidence in nuclear security governance.
The report, Responsibility Beyond Rules: Leadership for a Secure Nuclear Future, identifies the March 2014 Nuclear Security Summit in the Netherlands as a critical opportunity to begin modernizing the global nuclear security regime and provides three criteria for measuring the 2014 summit’s success.
According to NSGEG experts:
The current nuclear security regime is not robust, adaptable, or coherent enough to adequately protect against the intensifying and evolving threats posed by nuclear terrorism in the 21st century…The governance structure of the current regime cannot be reformed overnight, but the process must be initiated by 2014.
The NSGEG is holding two events in Europe this week to launch the report and start a discussion of how to best take advantage of The Hague summit next year and push the nuclear security agenda forward. On April 10th, 2013 the group will host a panel discussion at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace featuring key authors of the report.
The NSGEG is a globally diverse group of experts assessing the current state of nuclear security governance. It is a project of the Asan Institute for Policy Studies, Partnership for Global Security, and the Stanley Foundation.