The Nuclear Risk Reduction (NRR) Project, led by Dr. Siegfried Hecker, aims to reduce nuclear risks through outreach to nuclear specialists and to senior government officials in Russia, China, and Pakistan, and, as opportunities permit, personal and Track II diplomacy with nuclear-related officials in North Korea and Iran. The goal of the Nuclear Risk Reduction Project is to make steady progress in reducing today’s greatest nuclear risks and international security challenges. Hecker directs his efforts on nuclear issues in three areas: 1) decreasing the size of nuclear weapons arsenals around the world; 2) stopping the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technologies; and 3) keeping nuclear weapons and materials out of the hands of terrorist and sub-national groups.
Nuclear Risk Reduction Project—Iran
Professor Siegfried Hecker continues efforts with American colleagues and through meetings with Iranian nuclear specialists and officials to advise the U.S. government as it deals diplomatically with Iran to prevent the acquisition of nuclear weapons while retaining the opportunity for peaceful uses of atomic energy. Prof. Hecker has published several articles on Iran’s nuclear program with the Hoover Institution’s Prof. Abbas Milani.