Next week, more than 50 world leaders will gather for the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul to address the greatest threat to global security: nuclear terrorism. Today, weapons-usable nuclear materials are stored at more than 100 sites worldwide, and although some sites are well-secured, many are not, leaving materials vulnerable to diversion or theft by terrorist groups seeking nuclear weapons.
Global action is required to combat the threat of nuclear terrorism. In this article, as in the NTI Index report, NTI recommends world leaders in Seoul take steps to set priorities for nuclear materials security. By discussing what’s effective, what’s important and what makes a difference for securing vulnerable materials in Seoul, the international communtiy can start to lay the foundation for a global system to track, manage and secure these dangerous materials.
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