11
September 2018
Past Event
Weapons of Mass Destruction and Cooperative Threat Reduction: Looking Ahead

Weapons of Mass Destruction and Cooperative Threat Reduction: Looking Ahead

Past Event
Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C. Headquarters
September 11, 2018
11
September 2018
Past Event

1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 400
Washington, DC 20004

Speakers:
David R. Franz

U.S. Army, Retired

Elizabeth Turpen

President, Octant Associates and Non-Resident Adjunct, Institute for Defense Analyses

Richard Weitz

Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Political-Military Analysis

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, preventing weapons of mass destruction (WMD) from falling into the hands of a state or non-state adversary has been a critical priority for the U.S.

A report of a workshop conducted by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences Committee on International Security and Arms Control examines how the U.S. government is managing the threat posed by WMDs through its Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) programs. As argued in “Cooperative Threat Reduction Programs for the Next Ten Years and Beyond,” the cooperative dimension of CTR programs has allowed the U.S. to collaborate with other governments, nongovernmental agencies, and the private sector to reduce WMD threats outside of the United States. However, as the report co-chairs assert, more can and should be done. By tailoring engagement and enhancing the impact of the CTR programs through for example, more government-industry collaborations and better cooperation with multilateral organizations, cooperative threat reduction can continue to improve the long-term security of the U.S. and its allies.

On September 11, Hudson convened a panel with the co-chairs of the new report to discuss their assessments of Cooperative Threat Reduction programs

Hudson Institute would like to thank the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation for supporting our nuclear nonproliferation and security dialogues. Please follow our MacArthur Foundation work here.

To view Elizabeth Turpen's slides, click here.

Related Events
16
July 2024
Past Event
Leading in the Cyber Competition with China
Featured Speakers:
Israel Soong
Miles Yu
A drone sprays pesticides at Baiyutan Modern Agriculture Demonstration Park in Kunshan, China, on April 18, 2024. (Photo by Costfoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
16
July 2024
Past Event
Leading in the Cyber Competition with China

National Security Council Director for Cyber Policy Israel Soong joins Hudson’s Miles Yu for a conversation on why technology is crucial to Beijing’s plans and how the US can maintain the lead in its cyber and technology competition with China.

A drone sprays pesticides at Baiyutan Modern Agriculture Demonstration Park in Kunshan, China, on April 18, 2024. (Photo by Costfoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Israel Soong
Miles Yu
17
July 2024
In-Person Event | Hudson Institute
China’s Persecution of Falun Gong at 25 Years
Featured Speakers:
Miles Yu
Dr. Larry Liu
Sarah Cook
Simon Zhang
Levi Browde
Ying Chen
Moderators:
Nina Shea
Cynthia Sun
A Falun Gong demonstrator sits in a cage in London, United Kingdom, on July 18, 2021, during the protest against the Chinese government's persecution. (Vuk Valcic/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
17
July 2024
In-Person Event | Hudson Institute
China’s Persecution of Falun Gong at 25 Years

Join Hudson Institute as expert panels take stock of the Falun Gong crackdown over the past quarter of a century.

A Falun Gong demonstrator sits in a cage in London, United Kingdom, on July 18, 2021, during the protest against the Chinese government's persecution. (Vuk Valcic/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Miles Yu
Dr. Larry Liu
Sarah Cook
Simon Zhang
Levi Browde
Ying Chen
Moderators:
Nina Shea
Cynthia Sun
22
July 2024
In-Person Event | Hudson Institute
Building a Strategy to Counter Hong Kong’s Role in Sanctions Evasion
Featured Speakers:
Olivia Enos
Samuel Bickett
Sunny Cheung
Moderator:
Shannon Van Sant
New construction and developments in Hong Kong, China. (Bob Henry/UCG/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
22
July 2024
In-Person Event | Hudson Institute
Building a Strategy to Counter Hong Kong’s Role in Sanctions Evasion

Experts will discuss new evidence of how the Chinese Communist Party is using Hong Kong to sow instability and conflict around the world and how the United States can better counter these illicit activities.

New construction and developments in Hong Kong, China. (Bob Henry/UCG/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Olivia Enos
Samuel Bickett
Sunny Cheung
Moderator:
Shannon Van Sant
09
July 2024
Past Event
The Iran Threat to US-NATO Security
Featured Speakers:
Michael Doran
Congressman Ted Deutch
Moderator:
Peter Rough
An Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps member carrying a Palestinian flag in downtown Tehran on April 29, 2022. (Morteza Nikoubazl/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
09
July 2024
Past Event
The Iran Threat to US-NATO Security

Former Congressman Ted Deutch, the CEO of the American Jewish Committee, will join Hudson to discuss what NATO militaries can learn from Israel’s fight against Iran-backed militias, the implications of a nuclear Iran for Europe, Tehran’s role in the rise of antisemitism in the West, and why aiding Israel is an important step to dismantle the China–Russia–Iran–North Korea axis.

An Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps member carrying a Palestinian flag in downtown Tehran on April 29, 2022. (Morteza Nikoubazl/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Michael Doran
Congressman Ted Deutch
Moderator:
Peter Rough