The Office of Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) is funded by the Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, De-mining and Related Programs (NADR) Account. ISN/CTR programs, also known as Global Threat Reduction (GTR) programs, are aimed at reducing the threat posed by terrorist organizations or proliferant states seeking to acquire weapons of mass destruction (WMD) expertise, material, and equipment. GTR programs are threat-driven and focus on frontline states like Iraq and Yemen, critical states such as Indonesia, Philippines, and Egypt, and in regions where the terrorist threat is on the rise, such as South Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.
ISN/CTR coordinates its programming closely with other offices at the Department of State as well as with other U.S. government agencies, including the Departments of Defense, Energy, Homeland Security, Health and Human Services, Agriculture, and the Environmental Protection Agency. ISN/CTR works closely with the Coordinator for Threat Reduction Programs (ISN/TR) in the G-8 Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction (G-8 Global Partnership) and facilitates coordination of other U.S. Government initiatives seeking increased contributions for nonproliferation assistance from other governments.
ISN/CTR’s GTR programs include:
The Partnership for Nuclear Security (PNS) aims to establish cooperative partnerships related to the peaceful use of nuclear energy, in support of global nuclear security and related safety and nonproliferation objectives. PNS establishes sustainable linkages between nuclear technical professionals and their counterparts at U.S. and international institutions and provides nuclear security awareness through trainings, workshops, conferences, travel and exchange programs, and related activities.
Director: Phillip Dolliff