The past few years have seen great progress toward our ultimate goal: the elimination of nuclear weapons. Working together with an impressive community of grantees, partner foundations, military leaders, political experts and senior statesmen, we have grown a new, bipartisan consensus that sees nuclear weapons as liabilities, not assets. We have created solutions and dialogue where none existed. And, we have pushed forward policies that are steadily whittling down the world's nuclear arsenals.
We are proud of these successes. But we are not finished yet. From the ratification of the New START treaty to the new debate over nuclear budgets, we are taking advantage of every opportunity, expanding our influence, improving our analysis, and growing our audiences. In a gridlocked political system, in a time of major foriegn policy upheaval, in a world that has grown increasingly unpredictable: we are breaking through.
Two years ago, we told you that this was our moment to transform nuclear weapons policy and make the world safer. We seized the opportunity and got to work. Ploughshares Fund has been at the forefront of the nuclear policy fight - providing the leadership and investment necessary to build momentum behind America’s new nuclear security agenda.
Our investment is paying off. Last year, we saw a global summit to reduce the risk of nuclear terrorism, new policies to reduce the roles and numbers of U.S. nuclear weapons, and outspoken leadership from former senior officials and retired military officials joining the growing bipartisan consensus to shrink global nuclear arsenals and stop the spread of nuclear weapons. That is only the short list.
We’re particularly proud to say that Ploughshares Fund was instrumental in securing the passage of the New Start treaty – which the Senate recently approved.
A review of our achievements and more can be found in this year’s Annual Report, themed Momentum. Read it here or download a full copy (PDF).
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