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Third Plenary of the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification Advances Discussions on Nuclear Verification

Twenty-five countries, along with the European Union and the Holy See, gathered for the third plenary meeting of the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification (IPNDV), an innovative public-private partnership between the U.S. Department of State and the Nuclear Threat Initiative to advance understanding and capacity around the complex technical challenges involved in nuclear verification.
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New Yemen Country Profile

A new country profile by the Center for Nonproliferation Studies focuses on Yemen, whose failed state status has given safe havens to several Islamist terror organizations, posing proliferation and terrorism concerns.

Understanding the Bio-threat

Infectious diseases kill more than 17 million people each year, yet the biological agents responsible only make headlines during horrifying epidemics, like the Ebola outbreak of 2014, or following a terrorist attack like the 2001 anthrax letter attacks.

Asia Pacific Leaders Deplore North Korea Nuclear Testing, Missile Provocations

Asia-Pacific Leadership Network co-conveners, Chung-in Moon and Ramesh Thakur, released a statement at the APLN annual meeting held May 23-27th in Jeju province, Korea. The statement deplores the fourth nuclear test and ballistic missile provocations by North Korea and calls on global and regional policymakers to urgently re-energize the nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament agenda.

Treatment, Not Terror

A new article by Miles Pomper and Ferenc Dalnoki-Veress of the Center for Nonproliferation Studies, featuring interactive 3D models, examines how the international community could re-imagine medical treatments to reduce the risk of radiological terrorism. Radiological sources such as cesium-137 and cobalt-60 are extensively used globally, for blood irradiation and cancer treatment, respectively.

Nuclear Security Takes Important Step Forward

In her latest blog post, NTI President Joan Rohlfing discusses the importance of the entry into force of a critical amendment to the Convention for the Physical Protection of Nuclear Materials.
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Asia-Pacific Experts Respond to the 2016 Nuclear Security Index

The Asia-Pacific Leadership Network released a series of articles providing regional perspectives to the Nuclear Threat Initiatives 2016 Nuclear Security Index. These perspectives provide important insight into the perception of the Nuclear Security Index, how it can improve, and how it has enabled broader discussions on nuclear security policy and practices in the region.

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