Issues Facing the Global Nonproliferation Regime
In this speech delivered in Vienna, Austria, NTI President Charles Curtis calls for new and urgent worldwide actions to physically secure weapons and nuclear materials at their source to preclude the possibility that terrorists could get their hands on them. Curtis explains how current efforts to prevent nuclear terrorism do not come close to matching the threat.
the Terrorism Threat
WMD terrorism is a threat to global security. In 2010 testimony, the U.S. director of national intelligence said that dozens of identified domestic and international terrorists and terrorist groups have expressed intent to obtain and use WMD in future acts of terrorism.
This article provides an overview of Pakistan’s historical and current policies relating to nuclear, chemical, biological and missile proliferation.
Global Security Newswire
Nov. 16, 2011
WASHINGTON -- Two decades after the fall of the Soviet Union, the threat of a terrorist or criminal organization acquiring and smuggling nuclear or radioactive materials out of Russia or its former states persists, nonproliferation experts familiar with the issue say (see GSN, Sept. 29).
March 2, 2011
The 1986 Chernobyl disaster offers a "warning" of the potential human and environmental cost of a terrorist attack against an atomic energy facility, former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev wrote in a commentary published yesterday by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (see GSN, Sept. 18, 2009; Mikhail Gorbachev, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, March 1).