Director of Global Forecasting, Economist Intelligence Unit
The release of the 2014 NTI Nuclear Materials Security Index, a unique public assessment of nuclear materials security conditions in 176 countries.
The NTI Index, developed with the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), was created to spark an international discussion about priorities required to strengthen nuclear materials security and, most importantly, to encourage governments to take actions to reduce risks.
Released in advance of the March 2014 Nuclear Security Summit in the Netherlands, the NTI Index will assess 25 countries with one kilogram or more of weapons-usable nuclear material, as well as 151 countries that have less than one kilogram or no materials but could be used as safe havens, staging grounds or transit points for illicit materials.
At the news conference, NTI and EIU will release the full results of the Index, including country summaries, findings and recommendations. The inaugural NTI Index was released in January 2012.
The press conference will be webcast live on Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 at 10:00 am ET. Bookmark the site now.
Former Senator Sam Nunn, Co-Chairman, Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI)
Dr. Page Stoutland, Vice President for Nuclear Materials Security, NTI
Leo Abruzzese, Global Forecasting Director, Economist Intelligence Unit
Joan Rohlfing, President, NTI
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
National Press Club
529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor
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Download the Russian, Chinese, Arabic, French, or Spanish translations of the 2014 NTI Nuclear Materials Security Index report’s foreword, executive summary, and select country profiles.
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