On 27 August 2015, the IAEA and the Republic of Kazakhstan signed an agreement to establish a physical reserve of Low Enriched Uranium (LEU Bank) in Oskemen, Kazakhstan. Join us for an interactive discussion with a panel of leading experts on the issue, with NTI Board Member Amb. Hamad Al Kaabi and Vice President Andrew Bieniawski. The open event is Tuesday, September 15th, at 13:15 in Vienna.
A week before the pope's trip to the United States, this event--moderated by E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and featuring Sam Nunn, Bishop Oscar Cantú and Prof. Maryann Cusimano Love--considered the moral and policy implications of major new initiatives by Pope Francis and the Holy See on nuclear proliferation and disarmament.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Government of Kazakhstan today signed a host-state agreement that will allow the country to host an international low-enriched uranium (LEU) bank that will provide countries with an assurance of LEU supply for peaceful purposes.
Former NTI official Laura Holgate was nominated today by President Obama to be the Ambassador and U.S. Representative to the Vienna Office of the United Nations and the International Atomic Energy Agency.
As the world commemorates the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we face a new and potentially more dangerous nuclear era. Today, the risks posed by the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and disruption are expanding around the globe. We are in a race between cooperation and catastrophe, and we must work together to address the threat.