The Future of Nuclear Weapons in NATO

November 8, 2010

On November 8, 2010, the American-German Institute, Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the United States Institute of Peace jointly hosted an event focusing on a pivotal nuclear policy issue. During the Cold War, the U.S. stationed thousands of nuclear weapons in Europe in order to support the common defense of NATO members in Europe. The security context has changed dramatically since that time and the number of U.S. nuclear weapons stationed in Europe has been scaled back to just a fraction of previous force levels. With the global nuclear disarmament effort gathering momentum, can NATO go further? Can it go so far as removing all nuclear weapons stationed in Europe as leadership in Germany have recently advocated? This conference examined these questions and more; for more information, please visit the links below.