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Nuclear Tipping Point

"Al Qaeda has been seeking nuclear weapons for 10 years" – Final Report of the National (U.S.) Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (9/11 Commission)

What if they get a nuclear weapon?

We are at a nuclear tipping point and the actions being taken are not adequate to the dangers.

Nuclear Tipping Point is a conversation with four senior statesmen intimately involved in U.S. diplomacy and security over the last four decades. Former Secretary of State George Shultz, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, former Secretary of Defense Bill Perry and former Senator Sam Nunn share the personal experiences that led them to write two Wall Street Journal op-eds in support of working toward a world without nuclear weapons and the steps needed to get there. Their efforts have reframed the global debate on nuclear issues and, according to The New York Times, "sent waves through the global policy establishment."

Introduced by former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell and narrated by actor Michael Douglas, the film includes several interviews with key leaders and experts, including former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev. Nuclear Tipping Point was produced by the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) to raise awareness about nuclear threats and to help build support for the urgent actions needed to reduce nuclear dangers.

There have been numerous screenings of Nuclear Tipping Point in the U.S. and around the world, including a screening at the White House hosted by President Obama immediately before the global Nuclear Security Summit in 2010.

The film was produced with support from NTI's Nuclear Security Project in cooperation with Stanford University's Hoover Institution, with funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Richard P. Anderson, Phineas Anderson and Stephen Stranahan.