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Networks and Partners

NTI and the Nuclear Security Project work with newly established networks of political leaders in countries and regions worldwide. These groups help create the political space for dialogue, education and action on the vision and steps toward a world without nuclear weapons, engaging elite audiences in an ongoing discussion about today's nuclear threats and increasing public awareness and understanding of the consequences of inaction.

The leadership networks include:

Asia Pacific Leadership Network: The Asia Pacific Leadership Network (APLN) includes more than 30 political, military and diplomatic leaders from fourteen countries across the region, including, China, India and Pakistan. The objective of the group, convened by former Australian Foreign Minister Gareth Evans, is to inform and energize public opinion and high-level policymakers, to take seriously the very real threats posed by nuclear weapons, and do everything possible to achieve a world in which they are contained, diminished and ultimately eliminated.

European Leadership Network: The European Leadership Network (ELN) includes more than 100 political, military and diplomatic leaders from across Europe. The objective of the group, convened by former UK Defense Minister Lord Des Browne, is to advance education and promote greater understanding of international defense and security issues, with a special emphasis on Europe's role and responsibilities relating to multilateral nuclear disarmament, non-proliferation, and nuclear security. The ELN carries out its work by producing and disseminating independent research and analysis, and by providing an independent platform for international dialogue and debate on such issues.

UK Top Level Group: The Top Level Group (TLG) includes more than 20 senior UK parliamentarians from all three major UK political parties who share the belief that multilateral nuclear disarmament, non-proliferation and nuclear security are critical global issues that ought to be addressed, as a priority, by governments worldwide. Convened by former UK Defense Minister Lord Des Browne, the TLG consists of almost all of the former senior ministers of foreign affairs and defense over the last two decades and includes former chiefs of defense who served during the same period.

Latin American Leadership Network: The Latin American Leadership Network (LANL), in development, will gather former ministers, politicians and diplomats from across Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean working to improve public understanding, shape public opinion and influence political decision-making and diplomatic activity on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament issues.


The Project also works with security and defense institutes from around the world that provide important analytic input into the networks and the broader project. These partners stimulate dialogue and action within their circles of influence on the urgent dangers of today's nuclear threat.

The project partners include:

Centre for Economic and Foreign Policy Studies (EDAM)
EDAM is an independent think tank based in Istanbul, Turkey. As a partner of the NSP, EDAM will convene meetings and produce policy papers and briefs on Turkish perspectives relating to nuclear policy and nuclear threat reduction. EDAM will also launch a Turkish language web site dedicated to nuclear issues.

China Arms Control and Disarmament Association (CACDA)
CACDA is a nongovernmental organization based in Beijing, China. As a partner of the NSP, CACDA will convene conferences and produce reports on Chinese nuclear energy development and its implications for nonproliferation objectives and the role of nuclear weapons and minimum deterrence, among other topics. CACDA will also work with the Asia-Pacific Leadership Network (APLN).

ipcs logoInstitute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS)
IPCS is an independent, nonpartisan institute based in New Delhi which conducts independent research on conventional and non-conventional security issues in the region and shares findings with policy makers and the public. As a partner of the NSP, IPCS organizes events in India and produces research.

imemo logoInstitute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO)
IMEMO is a Moscow-based research organization founded in 1956 to inform public policy regarding economic, political, and strategic affairs. As a partner of the NSP, IMEMO convenes workshops in Moscow to discuss nuclear issues and produces workshop reports.

Lowy Institute
The Lowy Institute for International Policy is an independent policy think tank based in Sydney, Australia, working to generate new ideas and dialogue on international developments and Australia's role in the world. As an NSP partner, Lowy holds consultations on nuclear issues with officials, experts and opinion-makers in Australia and Asian states, hosts public events on nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament and explores fresh policy approaches.

nps logoNonproliferation for Global Security Foundation (NPS Global)
NPS Global is a private institution based in Argentina, committed to promoting awareness of WMD threats. As a partner of the NSP, NPS Global produces research papers and hosts workshops with a special focus on the role of Latin America in promoting a world free of nuclear weapons.
Press Release on NPS Global Partnership

PIR Center LogoPIR Center
The PIR Center is a Moscow-based independent nongovernmental organization which carries out research, as well as educational, public awareness and publishing activities and provides consulting services. As a partner of the NSP, the PIR Center engages in capacity building and outreach activities in Russia.
Press Release on PIR Center Partnership

The Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)
The Polish Institute of International Affairs is an independent think-tank based in Warsaw, Poland. As a partner of the NSP, PISM convenes workshops and publishes reports on Central and Eastern European perspectives on reducing the role of nuclear weapons in European security, missile defense, and NATO-Russian relations.

rusi logoRoyal United Services Institute (RUSI)
RUSI is an independent think tank based in London and focused on defense and security matters. As a partner of the NSP, RUSI convenes events, produces analytic reports, and holds consultations on nuclear issues with officials, experts and opinion-makers in the United Kingdom.

Stockholm International Peace and Research Institute (SIPRI)
SIPRI was founded in 1966 at the recommendation of a Swedish Royal Commission, "to conduct research on questions of conflict and cooperation of importance for international peace and security." In cooperation with the NSP, Ambassador Rolf Ekéus, chairman of SIPRI's Governing Board and NTI board member, leads an effort to engage key non-nuclear weapon states in a senior-level dialogue on the vision and steps towards a nuclear weapons free world.