High-Technology Business Accelerator
Written under an NTI Concept Development Grant to consider the feasibility of creating a high-technology business accelerator ("incubator") in Russia, this report addresses two related issues regarding enhancement of employment opportunities for Russian scientists who formerly worked on programs to develop weapons of mass destruction (WMD) at the closed nuclear cities and chemical and biological institutes. The authors take a look at whether one or more incubators modeled on the highly successful Georgia Tech Advanced Technology Development Center could create sustainable commercial employment opportunities for Russian scientists and other workers with weapons knowledge.
"High-Technology Business Accelerator for Russia" William Hoehn, Visiting Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, April 2002
the Nuclear Threat
Reducing the risk of nuclear use by terrorists and nation-states requires a broad set of complementary strategies targeted at reducing state reliance on nuclear weapons, stemming the demand for nuclear weapons and denying organizations or states access to the essential nuclear materials, technologies and know-how.
This article provides an overview of Russia’s historical and current policies relating to nuclear, chemical, biological and missile proliferation.
Global Security Newswire
June 18, 2013
The Philippines has joined a multilateral initiative to prevent the proliferation of unconventional weapons, bringing the program's total membership to 26, the Obama administration announced on Monday.
Dec. 21, 2012
WASHINGTON – The recent addition of Mexico to the G-8 Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction is a key first step in an effort to expand participation in the initiative to new parts of the world, U.S. Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins said Thursday.