2010: NUCLEAR SECURITY LIMITS

Initiated by President Obama in response to the continued threat of nuclear terrorism, these biennial summits comprised heads of state from some 50 nations—all of whom made commitments to help identify, secure, and even dispose of potentially weapons-usable materials. The Summits operate on a “gift basket” model that requires participating countries to co-develop a grouping of “gifts” and commitments to action that other countries can co-sign. The summits added a new level of scope and scale to international efforts to stem proliferation and the risks of nuclear materials falling into terrorist hands. LEARN MORE

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