To develop the NTI Index, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and NTI convened a panel of highly respected nuclear security experts with a broad range of expertise from both nuclear- and non–nuclear weapon states around the world. The panel included experts from Argentina, Australia, China, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, the
United Kingdom, the United States, and Vietnam. Among those, one panel member is a representative from the World Institute for Nuclear Security, and one is a former International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) official.
The panel advised NTI and the EIU on the selection of indicators and their relative importance. Panel members were instrumental in considering options for strengthening the NTI Index (for example, the inclusion of the new cybersecurity indicator) and for helping develop the framework for the Sabotage Ranking. The panel’s input helps ensure that the NTI Index has an international point of view and reflects the ongoing international discussion about nuclear security priorities.
Panel members do not represent their country’s interests, nor do they score individual countries. Instead, they play an advisory role in their personal, not professional, capacities. Participation in the International Panel of Experts does not imply endorsement of every aspect of the NTI Index, nor does not imply endorsement of the Index’s findings and recommendations. On the contrary, panel meetings demonstrated a range of views and highlighted the need for a continuing dialogue on priorities.
Senior Research Fellow, Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies, under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Founder and Chair, NPSGlobal Foundation; Head of Secretariat of the Latin American and Caribbean Leadership Network; Member of the Steering Committee of the Fissile Materials Working Group
Counselor, NTI; former Director General of the Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office
Professor of Physics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Director, Indigon Nuclear, United Kingdom
Executive Director, World Institute for Nuclear Security
Lecturer, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School; Retired Brigadier-General in the Pakistani Army
President of the Japan Association of Disarmament Studies
Senior Manager, Security Services, South African Nuclear Energy Corporation
Director, Nuclear Policy and Support, Duke Energy Corporation
Executive Director, AN & Associates; Advisor, Federation of American Scientists; Senior Fellow of the CITS, University of Georgia; former Director of IAEA Office of Nuclear Security; former Deputy Director, Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate
The Caroline S. G. Munro Professor of Political Science and Senior Fellow, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University
Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Air Power Studies, former Ambassador of India to Austria, and Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations and the IAEA
Associate Professor of Political Science, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam
Senior Research Associate, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University