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  • January 1, 2003

    Protecting Against the Spread of Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Weapons: An Action Agenda for the Global Partnership

    Robert J. Einhorn, Michele A. Flournoy

    "Protecting Against the Spread of Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Weapons: An Action Agenda for the Global Partnership" by Robert J. Einhorn and Michelle A. Flournoy, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), January 2003.

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  • July 16, 2014

    Innovating Verification: New Tools & New Actors to Reduce Nuclear Risks

    A new reports series calls for the international community to fundamentally rethink the design, development, and implementation of arms control verification.

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  • June 30, 2012

    U.S.-Russian Partnership For Advancing a Nuclear Security Agenda

    A report published by the Center for Nonproliferation Studies and the Center for Energy and National Security Studies on advancing the U.S.-Russian nuclear security agenda.

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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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  • May 1, 2003

    Beyond the Nuclear Shadow: A Phased Approach to Improving Nuclear Safety and U.S.-Russian Relations

    Lynn E. David, David R. Howell, David E. Mosher, Lowell H. Schwartz

    A RAND report warns of the danger of accidental or unauthorized nuclear weapons launch and recommends actions to enhance nuclear safety.

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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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  • June 1, 2015

    Cyber Security at Nuclear Facilities: National Approaches

    Guido Glauschke

    Sponsored by NTI and undertaken by the Institute for Security and Safety at the University of Brandenburg, this report identified a set of criteria that reflect the basic, minimum security measures and regulatory requirements necessary to protect nuclear facilities against cyber attacks.

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  • June 1, 2015

    A New Approach to Nuclear Computer Security

    This report, sponsored by NTI and led by cybersecurity expert George Chamales, convened a group of cybersecurity and nuclear security experts to develop a new forward-looking approach for protecting nuclear facilities from cyber attacks.

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  • March 11, 2015

    A New Approach to the Nuclear Fuel Cycle: Best Practices

    In the past decade, a resurgence of enthusiasm for nuclear power has rekindled interest in efforts to manage the fuel cycle. The 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plants in Japan and current proliferation crises in North Korea and Iran raise this question: Is the current approach on the fuel cycle—leaving uranium enrichment and spent fuel reprocessing capabilities in the hands of national governments—too risky on proliferation grounds? New approaches to the nuclear fuel cycle with the objective of mitigating proliferation risks can also help improve nuclear governance, making nuclear energy safer and more sustainable.

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  • May 1, 2003

    Cornerstones of Security: Arms Control Treaties in the Nuclear Era

    Thomas Graham, Jr., Damien J. LaVera

    This book offers a chronology and history of international efforts to control weapons of mass destruction through legal arrangements. It covers more than forty agreements, negotiated during the last eight decades, to control conventional nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons in outer space, the Antarctic, Europe, Latin America, Africa, the South Pacific, Southeast Asia, and on the ocean floor. The treaties are placed in context by individual commentaries from Ambassador Thomas Graham Jr. and Damien J. LaVera.

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  • October 19, 2015

    Russia, the Northern Caucasus, and Central Asia

    This report is part of a collection examining implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540, which requires all states to implement measures aimed at preventing non-state actors from acquiring NBC weapons, related materials, and their means of delivery. It details implementation efforts in Russia to-date.

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  • September 28, 2015

    Rising Nuclear Dangers: Assessing the Risk of Nuclear Use in the Euro-Atlantic Region

    Based on a survey of experts from Russia, Europe and the United States, the report finds that the risk of nuclear weapons use in the Euro-Atlantic region is on the rise--and it is higher than it has ever been since the end of the Cold War. These leading security experts identify the top factors contributing to the heightened risk.

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