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The Four Faces of Nuclear Terrorism

The Four Faces of Nuclear Terrorism

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Charles D. Ferguson

Scientific Consultant, Fellow for Science and Technology, The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies

William Potter

Founding Director, The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies

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A new book from the Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) warns that substandard security at nuclear facilities in Russia, Pakistan, and Central Asia increases the risk of terrorists seizing highly enriched uranium to make crude, but devastating, nuclear explosives. It urges the United States and its international partners to take immediate steps to prevent the most catastrophic forms of nuclear terrorism and to reduce the consequences of the most likely nuclear terror attacks.

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2016 Nuclear Security Summit Progress Report

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2016 Nuclear Security Summit Progress Report

Despite progress at the Nuclear Security Summit, the threat of nuclear terrorism continues to evolve, and gaps remain in the global system for nuclear security.




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Highly enriched uranium (HEU)
Highly enriched uranium (HEU): Refers to uranium with a concentration of more than 20% of the isotope U-235. Achieved via the process of enrichment. See entry for enriched uranium.

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