January 04, 2012

Join Us Today for the Launch of Philip Taubman’s “The Partnership”

CNAS is kicking off the 2012
event season with the launch of Philip Taubman’s The
Partnership: Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb
us today at 6 PM at the W Hotel’s Great Room for a discussion with Taubman and The New York Times’ Chief Washington
Correspondent David Sanger. Taubman will shed light on one of the most divisive
security issues facing Washington today and tell the story of the unlikely
efforts of five key Cold War players to eliminate the nuclear arsenal they
helped create. The Partnership tells the little-known story of
a campaign by five men – Henry Kissinger, George Shultz, Sam Nunn, William
Perry, and the renowned Stanford physicist Sidney Drell – to reduce the threat
of a nuclear attack and, ultimately, eliminate nuclear weapons altogether.

For anyone interested in nuclear proliferation (of energy or
weapons), The Partnership is a must
read.  As The New York Times’ Gary Bass wrote in his review of the book, “Taubman’s
book provides an important public service by concentrating on nuclear perils
that — despite previous powerful alarms from writers like Graham Allison and
Richard Rhodes — continue to slip our day-to-day notice