As President Obama continues to address the pressing issues of our country, he has most recently taken on the topic of nuclear warfare by hosting the largest topic summit in Washington history.
According to msnbc.com, Obama has declared nuclear threat to be the top concern regarding security and peace resolutions both nationally and globally and feels that in order to make headway, worldwide cooperation must be established. 47 nations along with the United Nations, International Atomic Energy Agency and the European Union were represented at the Nuclear Security Summit Monday and Tuesday in an attempt to settle unease and organize tactics to contain nuclear advancement and warfare.
The ultimate purpose of the summit was to discuss how to maintain nuclear materials and keep terrorists from possessing and developing nuclear weaponry. Obama hoped to instill that nuclear warfare is a threat not only to the United States, but also to the entire world, as many leaders appear to be less concerned with the issue. It is crucial, according to Obama, to strengthen alliances and cooperation among nations in order to combat such an overwhelming political, economic and societal issue.
ABC.com reported that the results from the summit were positive, with many leaders impressed and comforted by Obama’s organization and control over the gathering. Regarding Obama’s seminar leadership, “He’s never better than when he’s a teacher,” and “He does it very well” were among many of the exceptional reviews the president received from European leaders.
Obama felt the meeting centralized and focused the breadth of the issue, bringing many uncertainties and variable opinions to common ground. The allegations, discussions and personal meetings all helped to initiate international response and collaboration through awareness-raising and informative concern.
Working with such security organizations as The World Institute for Nuclear Security, United Nations Security Council Resolution and National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Center, the United States continues to progress in establishing voluntary funds and programs for increasing nuclear security and regulation.