This week, Seoul, South Korea, hosted the second Nuclear Security Summit, an initiative established by the Obama administration in 2010. Some 50 world leaders continued their discussions on a range of issues including how to prevent loose nuclear materials from falling into the hands of terrorists. The Summit concluded with the issuing of the “Seoul Communiqué,” a commitment by world leaders on nuclear and radiological security. Different regional actors had different agendas and priorities for the summit, and identifying common ground will be the key to progress beyond the meeting.
We spoke with three experts on the eve of the summit, to gain their insights into the issues and regional considerations in play.
is Senior Director for Nuclear and Biosecurity at the Nuclear Threat initiative.
is Deputy Director of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
is Deputy Director of the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.