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NTI Nuclear Security Index

The NTI Nuclear Security Index is a first-of-its-kind public benchmarking project of nuclear materials security conditions on a country-by-country basis.
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Addressing Cyber-Nuclear Security Threats

Bringing together leading cybersecurity experts, nuclear security practitioners and other stakeholders to address cybersecurity threats to nuclear materials, nuclear facilities, and nuclear command, control, and communications.
 Fostering Biosecurity Innovation and Risk Reduction

Biosecurity Innovation and Risk Reduction Initiative

NTI | bio is working with stakeholders around the world to mitigate the misuse of tools and technologies to carry out biological attacks and to reduce the risk of a laboratory accident that could result in a high-consequence or catastrophic biological event.
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Cyber-Nuclear Weapons Study Group

NTI brought together high-level former senior military and government officials, policy experts, and cybersecurity experts to form a Cyber-Nuclear Weapons Study Group. The group examined the implications of cyber threats to nuclear weapons and related systems and has developed a set of options for our nuclear policies, postures, and doctrines that will reduce risks.
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Developing Spent Fuel Strategies

In 2013, NTI launched the Developing Spent Fuel Strategies project with generous funding from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (as well as the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation during 2013 and 2014. Drawing on three international workshops (Paris 2013, Taipei 2014, Singapore 2015), NTI’s work to strengthen global approaches to nuclear materials management, the work of the NTI-CSIS expert group New Approaches to the Nuclear Fuel Cycle, and recommendations from the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future (BRC), the project has created a network of nuclear fuel cycle experts in the Pacific Rim to develop solutions to shared spent fuel management problems and explore ways to address broader fuel cycle concerns.
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Education Network

To foster greater understanding of the complex issues around weapons of mass destruction and disruption, NTI has continuously invested in the development of educational content for professors and students. NTI also engages with university-level professors and students through in-person conferences and events, social media, and quarterly email updates.
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Engaging China on Nuclear Security

China plays a pivotal role in global security—cooperation with China will be essential for further global arms reductions, to gain international confidence in the security of nuclear materials and to develop approaches to technical topics such as nuclear forensics and arms control verification. NTI has been working to strengthen nuclear security engagement between China, the U.S. and others.
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Euro-Atlantic Security Leadership Group (EASLG)

The Euro-Atlantic Security Leadership Group (EASLG) operates as an independent and informal initiative, with participants who reflect the diversity of the Euro-Atlantic region from the United States, Canada, Russia, and fifteen European countries.
Barrkah Nuclear Power Plant

Fuel Cycle of the Future

NTI is committed to identifying, incentivizing, and implementing an international nuclear fuel cycle approach that supports a reliable and economically sustainable commercial fuel market, while reinforcing key nonproliferation and nuclear security principles.
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Global Biosecurity Dialogue

NTI’s Global Biosecurity Dialogue brings together senior officials from ministries of foreign affairs, health, defense, agriculture and other relevant sectors to address limitations in biosecurity and identify new and measurable actions to advance international biosecurity.
Global Dialogue Meeting

Global Dialogue on Nuclear Security Priorities

An international, cross-sector dialogue among leading government officials, experts, nuclear security practitioners, and other stakeholders to help shape the Nuclear Security Summit process and strengthen global nuclear materials security.
Security Council

Global Enterprise to Strengthen Non-Proliferation and Disarmament

NTI’s Global Enterprise to Strengthen Non-Proliferation and Disarmament offers an unofficial forum to foster dialogue, identify areas of agreement, understand areas of disagreement, and explore possible paths forward. The forum includes representation from more than 20 countries and the United Nations.
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Global Health Security Index

The GHS Index will highlight individual country needs, boost compliance with international standards, and create better understanding of global capabilities to prevent, detect, and respond to biological threats.
Amman Security Colloquim

Global Nuclear Policy Partners

NTI works with partner organizations around the world to develop policies, leadership and the global capacity—human and institutional—to reduce reliance on nuclear weapons, prevent their spread and ultimately end them as a threat to the world.
The Vinca nuclear research reactor, where NTI acted to catalyze the removal of two and a half bombs’ worth of HEU.

HEU Minimization

NTI supports the phased elimination of civil uses for HEU and is working to build an international consensus on reducing dependence on HEU for peaceful activities.
Fuel Bank Signing

International IAEA LEU Bank

NTI, with advisor Warren Buffett’s backing, committed $50 million for an international bank for storing low-enriched uranium to address nuclear proliferation risks
IPNDV Group

International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification

A public-private partnership to build global capacity and increase understanding of future monitoring and verification challenges.
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International Safeguards and Monitoring

By building a more comprehensive and collaborative dialogue with the IAEA and other countries, NTI will help identify areas to implement dormant authorities and develop a vision for post-Additional Protocol IAEA safeguards. We will substantively augment the work of other NTI projects (Fuel Cycle of the Future and Developing Spent Fuel Strategies) to create a comprehensive, proliferation-resistant nuclear fuel cycle that is backstopped with appropriate and effective safeguards and monitoring measures.
NTI Nuclear Security Index Presentation

NTI Nuclear Security Index

The NTI Nuclear Security Index is a first-of-its-kind public benchmarking project of nuclear materials security conditions on a country-by-country basis.
Ernest J. Moniz and Reshma Shetty

NTI Seminar Series

NTI launched a seminar series in the Spring of 2018 to foster new and creative thinking on issues relating to weapons of mass destruction and disruption. This series of on-the-record discussions in Washington, DC, hosted by NTI C-chair and CEO Ernest J. Moniz features leading global security experts, authors, and industry professionals sharing their perspectives and expertise.
Radioactive Background

Preventing a Dirty Bomb

Cesium-137 is an isotope used medical equipment such as blood irradiators. However, it is also the most dangerous of all radioactive isotopes. If used in a dirty bomb, the highly dispersible powder would contaminate an area for years, costing billions of dollars in evacuation, demolition and clean-up. NTI works with hospitals, industry and governments to raise awareness about this threat and the availability of safe and effective alternative technologies to cesium-137 blood irradiators.
Cyber threats to command and control

Priorities for Cybersecurity at Nuclear Facilities

NTI is bringing together leading cybersecurity experts, nuclear security practitioners and other stakeholders to address cybersecurity threats to nuclear materials and facilities.
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Regional Leadership Networks to Reduce Nuclear Risk

Hundreds of leaders and highly respected experts from across five continents are members of NTI-sponsored regional networks dedicated to generating global momentum for reducing reliance on nuclear weapons and the risks they pose.
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The Sam Nunn Distinguished Fellow Program

The Sam Nunn Distinguished Fellow Program was established by NTI in 2018 to honor NTI co-founder and Co-chair former Senator Sam Nunn, also NTI’s CEO from 2001-2017, for his significant impact in the field of WMD-related risk reduction. The programs brings outstanding talent to NTI on a temporary-term basis to advance NTI’s strategic priorities, provide and gain expertise, and seed new directions in threat reduction.
Younger Gen Task Force

Younger Generation Leaders Network on Euro-Atlantic Security

Launched in 2014, the Younger Generation Leaders Network on Euro-Atlantic Security (YGLN) is a project aimed at fostering dialogue and understanding among emerging leaders from the United States, Russia, Ukraine and Europe in order to rebuild trust and offer fresh ideas on how to improve the Euro-Atlantic security environment.