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What is the A/CPPNM and Why is it Important?

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What is the A/CPPNM and Why is it Important?

This week in Vienna, experts from the Nuclear Threat Initiative are joining government officials and experts from international organizations, non-governmental organizations, academia, and the nuclear industry for the first-ever review of the only legally binding treaty on nuclear security—the amended Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Materials (A/CPPNM).

Blundering into a nuclear war in Ukraine: a hypothetical scenario

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Blundering into a nuclear war in Ukraine: a hypothetical scenario

Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is a prime example of a regional conflict that could inadvertently escalate beyond any of the protagonists’ expectations. History is replete with similar instances of humanity stumbling into devastating conflict.

Watching a War Unfold on TikTok

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Watching a War Unfold on TikTok

Russia’s war in Ukraine may be playing out in far-away cities, but social media platforms like TikTok and Twitter are bringing the dangers home for people all over the world.

Russian Propaganda Establishes a Dangerous, Permissive Environment

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Russian Propaganda Establishes a Dangerous, Permissive Environment

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has exacted a terrible toll with hundreds of civilians confirmed dead. The number could climb precipitously if biological or chemical weapons were introduced to the warzone, as the U.S. and UK governments have warned. Russian propaganda networks have been laying the groundwork to justify such an attack for years and this propaganda has recently been parroted by some U.S. news media outlets, further inflaming tensions and mainstreaming lies. This is dangerous and must stop.

What happened at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant and what are the implications?

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What happened at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant and what are the implications?

Nickolas Roth, senior director for NTI’s Nuclear Materials Security program, explains what happened at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant that terrifying night, what could have happened, and what the long-term implications are for nuclear security and nonproliferation efforts around the world.

NTI Seminar: Chris Painter on Avoiding Nuclear Escalation from Cyberattacks

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NTI Seminar: Chris Painter on Avoiding Nuclear Escalation from Cyberattacks

What happens “if we can’t rely on the information we have,” asks Christopher Painter, former top U.S. cyber diplomat. In an NTI seminar on January 25, Painter posed this critical question and discussed a range of issues at the intersection of cyber and nuclear security.

Doomsday Clock holds steady as global threats persist

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Doomsday Clock holds steady as global threats persist

Citing an international “mixed threat environment,” the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists announced that its Doomsday Clock will remain at 100 seconds to midnight for the third year in a row.

The Nuclear Posture Review: What it is and why it matters.

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The Nuclear Posture Review: What it is and why it matters.

Early in 2022, the Biden administration is expected to issue its Nuclear Posture Review (NPR). The nuclear policy community in the United States and around the globe eagerly anticipates this document’s release. What is the NPR and why is it important?

NTI’s Global Enterprise Convenes Officials from Latin America, Africa, and Asia Ahead of 10th NPT RevCon

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NTI’s Global Enterprise Convenes Officials from Latin America, Africa, and Asia Ahead of 10th NPT RevCon

NTI's Global Enterprise to Strengthen Nonproliferation and Disarmament (GE), a Track 1.5 initiative that regularly convenes officials from more than 20 countries, along with several non-governmental experts, convened officials from Latin America, Africa, and Asia Ahead of 10th NPT RevCon.

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