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  • October 12, 2016

    Civilian HEU Reduction and Elimination Resource Collection

    This collection examines civilian HEU reduction and elimination efforts. It discusses why the continued widespread use, internationally, of HEU in the civilian sector poses global security risks, provides an overview of progress to-date in reducing and eliminating the use of HEU in the civilian sector worldwide, and examines remaining challenges to achieving this goal. The collection also includes detailed analysis of progress in eight key countries.

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  • August 26, 2016

    Nuclear Disarmament Resource Collection

    The Nuclear Disarmament Resource Collection contains information and analysis of nuclear weapons disarmament proposals and progress worldwide, including detailed coverage of disarmament progress in countries who either possess or host other countries' nuclear weapons on their territories.

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  • August 9, 2016

    The Case for a Pause in Reprocessing in East Asia:Economic Aspects

    John Carlson questions the benefits of reprocessing and using MOX fuel. The costs are so high, it is difficult to justify when compared to alternative approaches for spent fuel management.

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  • July 29, 2016

    CNS Global Incidents and Trafficking Database

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  • June 21, 2016

    NATO’s Nuclear Future: Deter, Reassure, Engage?

    Simon Lunn, Isabelle Williams, and Steve Andreasen call for NATO to engage Russia on differences and areas of cooperation and seek to reduce tensions in a critical region.

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  • May 4, 2016

    Countering the Threats from the Middle East

    A Pan-European Task Force on Cooperation in Greater Europe, including former foreign and defence ministers from Russia, Turkey, the UK, Poland, Ukraine, and France has expressed its concern over the danger that the Syrian crisis could develop into an interstate conflict.

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  • May 2, 2016

    Applying New Tools to Nonproliferation: A Nuclear Detective Story

    Jeffrey Lewis

    This report examines how the information revolution, and especially social media, is changing the field of nonproliferation. The availability of these “new tools” is affecting not just how nongovernmental experts study the problem, but how governments behave too, with both experts and the general public participating in the verification of arms control, disarmament and nonproliferation agreements. We explore the versatility of the new tools by focusing on one particular nuclear detective story – a 2014 allegation that Iran had built a secret underground centrifuge facility – that was disproven by the open source community using new tools. The facility in question made identification documents, such as passports and ID cards, not nuclear material. Chapter 1 provides an overview on new tools and recounts the detective work that went into examining this facility, while subsequent chapters provide detailed explanations of each of the open source methods used and their broader applicability to nonproliferation policy. These new tools include commercial satellite imagery, computer-aided modeling, metadata, civil data, and social media.

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  • March 24, 2016

    Replacing Highly Enriched Uranium in Naval Reactors

    The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) and the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) released a new report, Replacing Highly Enriched Uranium in Naval Reactors. The report has been made available in advance of the fourth and final Nuclear Security Summit in Washington and explores the prospects for minimizing highly enriched uranium (HEU) in the naval sector worldwide, with a special focus on the United States Navy.

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  • March 23, 2016

    Radiological Security Progress Report

    Radiological Security Progress Report: Preventing Dirty Bombs, Fighting Weapons of Mass Disruption, finds that the vulnerability of these radiological sources, such as cesium-137 and cobalt-60, has caused concern for years, but today the risk is growing.

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  • March 23, 2016

    Global Dialogue on Nuclear Security Priorities: Building an Effective Global Nuclear Security System

    The Nuclear Threat Initiative has convened government officials, experts, representatives from international organizations, and industry leaders since 2012 to define what a truly comprehensive and effective global nuclear security system would look like and has developed related recommendations. This paper is the culmination of this work and lays out a vision for strengthening the global nuclear security system and the steps needed to achieve it, including after the summit process ends.

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  • March 7, 2016

    Decision-making and Radioactive Waste Disposal

    Decision-making and Radioactive Waste Disposal explores the issue of finding suitable locations for radioactive waste disposal while balancing stakeholder interactions. Co-authored by NTI Senior Program Officer for Material Security and Minimization Andrew Newman, PhD. and Gerry Nagtzaam, this valuable resource fills a gap in the literature and provides recommendations for future disposal facility siting efforts.

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  • February 24, 2016

    Nuclear Security Project Resource Collection

    Henry A. Kissinger, Sam Nunn, William J. Perry, George P. Shultz

    A single resource for each op-ed written by former Secretary of State George P. Shultz, former Defense Secretary William J. Perry, former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, and former Senator Sam Nunn, starting with the groundbreaking "A World Free of Nuclear Weapons."

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