Preventing US Allies from Going Nuclear
Ivo Daalder, Chuck Hagel, Malcolm Rifkind, and Kevin Rudd join Brian Hanson to explain why the current security environment could restart nuclear proliferation.
The changing security environment and decaying trust in the US nuclear guarantee could lead to nuclear proliferation among allies, a new report from a task force of defense and security experts argues. Task force cochairs and report authors Ivo Daalder, Chuck Hagel, Malcolm Rifkind, and Kevin Rudd join Deep Dish to discuss possible solutions and why this is so urgent.
About the Experts
President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Ivo H. Daalder served as the US ambassador to NATO from 2009 to 2013 prior to becoming President of the Council. Previously, he was a senior fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution and served as director for European affairs on President Bill Clinton’s National Security Council. He is the author or editor of 10 books.
Former US Secretary of Defense
Chuck Hagel served as the 24th United States Secretary of Defense from February 2013 to February 2015. He is the only Vietnam veteran and the first enlisted combat veteran to serve as Secretary of Defense. Previously, Hagel served two terms in the United States Senate representing the state of Nebraska.
Former UK Foreign Secretary and Secretary of Defense
Malcolm Rifkind is the former UK Foreign Secretary and Secretary of Defense.
Former Prime Minister of Australia
Kevin Rudd served as Australia’s prime minister from 2007 to 2010, as foreign minister from 2010 to 2012, and again as prime minister in 2013. Rudd is a leading international authority on China and served as an Australian diplomat in Beijing. Presently, Rudd serves as president and CEO of the Asia Society.
Vice President, Studies
Brian Hanson is the Vice President of Studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He oversees the Council's research operations and hosts the Council's weekly podcast, Deep Dish on Global Affairs.