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Dr. Belcher: We must Invest in New Ways of Thinking

Ploughshares Fund President Dr. Emma Belcher urged leaders at the Aspen Security Forum in late July to look at new tools and techniques to solve the critical problems posed by nuclear weapons.

“Relying on nuclear deterrence puts us at risk” because of the potential for mistakes, miscalculation, and irrational leaders, she said at a panel on the 21st Century Nuclear Arms Race. “We need to find a way to guarantee our security without threatening annihilation of millions around the world.”

She said finding a better path requires that we “invest in new ways of thinking, new ideas, new people,” concepts that align with Ploughshares Fund’s mission.

An excerpt of her remarks may be viewed here.

To see the complete presentation from the panel, go here.