June 2017

Nuclear Crisis Group: Urgent Steps to De-Escalate Nuclear Flashpoints

“The Nuclear Crisis Group assesses that the risk of nuclear weapons use, intended or otherwise, is unacceptably high and that all states must take constructive steps to reduce these risks.”

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May 2017

Global Zero: Military Incidents Study

“Around the world, nuclear weapons countries are participating more frequently in military activities that can escalate into dangerous situations with catastrophic consequences.”

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April 2015

Global Zero Commission on Nuclear Risk Reduction: De-Alerting and Stabilizing the World’s Nuclear Force Postures

“The slope from a crisis to nuclear brinksmanship to escalation to the use of nuclear weapons with cascading global implications is a much too steep and slippery one.”

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May 2012

Global Zero U.S. Nuclear Policy Commission: Modernizing U.S. Nuclear Strategy, Force Structure and Posture

“The strategy inherited from the Cold War which remains in place artificially sustains nuclear stockpiles that are much larger than required for deterrence today and that have scant efficacy in dealing with the main contemporary threats to U.S. and global security – nuclear proliferation, terrorism, cyber warfare and a multitude of other threats stemming from the diffusion of power in the world today.”

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February 2012

Global Zero NATO-Russia Commission: Removing U.S. and Russian Tactical Nuclear Weapons from European Combat Bases

“…the solution to the current impasse is for the United States and Russia to negotiate the removal of all of their tactical nuclear weapons from operational combat bases in Europe to national storage facilities on their national territories as part of comprehensive bilateral talks on deep reductions in their stockpiles of tactical and strategic nuclear weapons.”

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January 2017

Global Zero: Estimated U.S. Fatalities from a Russian Nuclear Retaliation

“30% of the total population of the top 145 most populated U.S. cities would perish…from a Russian nuclear retaliatory attack using mobile intercontinental ballistic missiles.”

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September 2016

Global Zero: U.S. Adoption of No-First-Use and its Effects on Nuclear Proliferation by Allies

“In no case has the decision [of U.S. allies] to remain a non-nuclear power or pursue a nuclear capability rested on the expectation of a first use defense from the U.S.”

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Alternative Nuclear Posture Review

“According to plans released in early 2018, the Trump administration wants to dramatically expand nuclear weapons programs and loosen restrictions on their possible use. In response to these alarming plans, Global Zero has developed its own counterproposal, “The End of Nuclear Warfighting: Moving to a Deterrence-Only Posture.”  This report lays out a credible alternative vision for the U.S. nuclear arsenal pending the total elimination of nuclear weapons globally."