The EastWest Institute, in partnership with the Permanent Mission of Kazakhstan to the United Nations, is hosting a consultation on Promoting International Security and Stability through Disarmament. The consultation will discuss how best to implement action point five of the 2010 NPT Review Conference Final Document. Panelists and participants will identify opportunities for cooperative action to promote “international stability, peace, and undiminished and increased security” and facilitate further progress towards disarmament.

The panel of experts will address the following questions:

  • What are the next steps in further reductions in the global stockpile of nuclear weapons? How can ongoing disarmament efforts be designed to ensure, rather than undermine, strategic stability at lower nuclear numbers?
  • How can nuclear and non-nuclear weapon states work together to decrease the role of nuclear weapons in security doctrines while balancing national security interests?
  • What role can non-nuclear weapon states play in building transparency and promoting confidence building measures in ongoing disarmament discussions?