Nuclear Security Resources

U.S.-Russia Relations Resources

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Pathways to Cooperation: a Menu of Potential U.S.-Russian Cooperative Projects in the Nuclear Sphere

By Andrew Bieniawski and Anton Khlopkov

This report—developed jointly by NTI and the Russia-based Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS)—offers an alternative to the acrimony that has recently characterized US-Russia relations. Building on the success of bilateral cooperation to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile and cooperation to negotiate and begin implementation of the Iran nuclear agreement, this report offers policymakers a menu of dozens of projects on nuclear security and safety issues that could be implemented in the near term and as political relations improve.

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By Robert E. Berls and Leon Ratz

International statesmen Des Browne, Wolfgang Ischinger, Igor Ivanov, and Sam Nunn call on Western and Russian l

eaders to take immediate steps to reduce the risk of a dangerous military confrontation. This report offers recommendations to avoid accidents, enhance predictability, and build confidence between the West and Russia, with 9 specific recommendations for reducing nuclear risk.

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Outpacing Cyber Threats:  Priorities for Cybersecurity at Nuclear Facilities

By Dr. Page Stoutland and Alexandra Van Dine

This new report outlines four forward-looking priorities that, alone or in combination, would dramatically reduce the risk of damaging cyberattacks on nuclear facilities. These priorities were developed with input from an international group of technical experts with backgrounds in nuclear engineering, industrial control and instrumentation, system design and engineering, digital instrumentation and control, and cybersecurity.

Resources on Nuclear Terrorism

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By Dr. Page Stoutland and Samantha Pitts-Kiefer

The 2016 NTI Index assesses the security of the world’s deadliest materials – highly enriched uranium and plutonium – and is recognized as the premiere resource and tool for tracking progress on nuclear security and identifying priorities.

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Working Group Co-Chaired by Sam Nunn, Richard Lugar and Des Browne

This report highlights a critical gap in global nuclear security efforts and offers recommendations for governments to tighten control and build confidence in the security of nuclear materials categorized as “military.”

Global Dialogue on Nuclear Security Priorities

Papers developed for this international, cross-sector dialogue include:

More Work to Do: A Pathway for Future Progress on Strengthening Nuclear Security

A paper published in Arms Control Today by Jonathan Herbach and Samantha Pitts-Kiefer (October 2015).

Radiological Security

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By Andrew Bieniawski, Ioanna Iliopulos, and Michelle Nalabandian

A report released by NTI in March 2016 finds that a large majority of the countries that committed to secure radiological materials at the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit have met their commitment or are on track to do so by the end of this year. However, the report also finds that the existing system for securing dangerous radiological materials has significant gaps. The report makes eight recommendations for improving radiological security, including strengthening the international framework for radiological security, broadening universal coverage for the non-binding “IAEA Code of Conduct” and strengthening the role of the IAEA.

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January 19, 2018

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