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  • July 1, 2005

    Strengthening Long-Term Nuclear Security: Protecting Weapon-Usable Material in Russia

    National Research Council

    A report by the National Academy of Sciences highlights several obstacles in the transition from a U.S.-Russian cooperative program to a Russian-directed and Russian-funded fully indigenized program that will ensure the security of 600 tons of weapon-usable nuclear material at a level of international acceptability.

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  • June 1, 2005

    Accelerating the Blend Down of Russian HEU

    FSUE Central Research Institute Of Management, Economics and Information of Rosatom of Russa, Nuclear Threat Initiative

    A joint report by NTI and Atominform, a Russian research institute, evaluating the potential for accelerating the blend-down of Russian highly enriched uranium, the first detailed analysis of the technical, cost, and schedule issues associated with various options to go beyond the current annual blend down rate of 30 metric tons of HEU, if governments were to adopt such a policy.

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  • May 1, 2005

    Securing the Bomb 2005: The New Global Imperatives

    Matthew Bunn, Anthony Wier

    An NTI commissioned report that grades current efforts and recommends new actions to more effectively prevent nuclear terrorism.

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  • March 1, 2005

    Universal Compliance: A Strategy for Nuclear Security

    Joseph Cirincione, Rose Gottemoeller, George Perkovich, Jon B. Wolfsthal

    A team of leading nonproliferation experts, from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, offers a blueprint for rethinking the international nuclear nonproliferation regime. They offer a fresh approach to deal with states and terrorists, nuclear weapons, and missile materials through a twenty step, priority action agenda.

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  • January 19, 2005

    Reducing Nuclear Tensions: How Russia and the United States Can Go Beyond Mutual Assured Destruction

    Victor Esin, Sergey Rogov, Pavel Zolotalrev

    A report by authors from the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Institute of the United States and Canada discusses how the United States and Russia can and must move away from this outdated and dangerous policy.

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  • December 1, 2004

    Nuclear Security Culture: The Case of Russia

    Maria Katsva, Igor Khripunov, Dmitriy Nikonov

    A report by The University of Georgia's Center for International Trade and Security (CITS) examines security measures at facilities in Russia's civilian nuclear security sector and finds that, after a decade of U.S. and European security assistance, security unfortunately remains porous.

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  • September 1, 2004

    Coordinating Submarine Dismantlement Assistance in Russia

    Center for Nonproliferation Studies

    A report by the Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) discusses the coordination challenges associated with international assistance to decommissioning Russia's obsolete nuclear-powered submarines. Their dismantlement has been identified as one of the priority areas for the Global Partnership against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction, initiated at the G8 summit in Kananaskis, Canada in June of 2002.

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  • September 1, 2004

    Global Cleanout: An Emerging Approach to the Civil Nuclear Material Threat

    Philipp C. Bleek

    Global Cleanout: An Emerging Approach to the Civil Nuclear Material Threat

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  • September 1, 2004

    Cooperative Threat Reduction for a New Era

    Daniel L. Burghart, James E. Goodby, Cheryl A. Loeb, Charles L. Thornton

    A report from The National Defense University argues the importance of expanding Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction programs and funds beyond Russia in order to address the issue of global nuclear proliferation.

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  • June 1, 2004

    The Four Faces of Nuclear Terrorism

    Charles D. Ferguson, William Potter

    A new book from the Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) warns that substandard security at nuclear facilities in Russia, Pakistan, and Central Asia increases the risk of terrorists seizing highly enriched uranium to make crude, but devastating, nuclear explosives. It urges the United States and its international partners to take immediate steps to prevent the most catastrophic forms of nuclear terrorism and to reduce the consequences of the most likely nuclear terror attacks.

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  • May 1, 2004

    Securing the Bomb 2004: An Agenda for Action

    Matthew Bunn, Anthony Wier

    An NTI commissioned report that grades current efforts and recommends new actions to more effectively prevent nuclear terrorism.

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  • January 1, 2004

    Going Critical: The First North Korean Nuclear Crisis

    Robert L. Gallucci, Daniel B. Poneman, Joel S. Wit

    This book, by Joel S. Wit, Daniel B. Poneman and Robert L. Gallucci, chronicles the events of the first North Korean nuclear standoff, in the early 1990's, and explores the challenges in persuading North Korea to accept significant constraints on its current nuclear activities.

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