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.
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.
A new article by Jeffrey Lewis of the Center for Nonproliferation Studies, featuring interactive 3D models, examines whether Iran might begin supplying North Korea with proliferation-sensitive technology and expertise.
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 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.
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.
On May 24th and 25th, 40 bishops, Catholic scholars, and policy specialists from nine countries gathered in London to identify issues that need to be addressed to create the conditions for a world without nuclear weapons, especially largely unexamined theological and moral issues.
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.