U.S.-Russia Relations Resources
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.
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.
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
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. www.ntiindex.org
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:
- Discussion Paper: “Strengthening the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Materials and Nuclear Facilities Regime: A Path Forward” by Samantha Pitts-Kiefer and Michelle Nalabandian
- Discussion Paper: “Strengthening the Security of Radiological Sources” by Andrew Bieniawski, Ioanna Iliopulos, and Michelle Nalabandian
- Global Dialogue FAQ: The Cyber Threat to Nuclear Facilities
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.
- Infographic: North Korea's Missile Capability and Strategic Threat
- Timeline: How long does it take for the President to launch nuclear weapons?
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