Separated plutonium is a sensitive material that presents both proliferation and nuclear security risks. However, unlike highly enriched uranium (HEU), separated plutonium has not received sufficient attention as a security risk, argues NTI Counselor John Carlson in a new paper.
“We are delighted to welcome these new members to the NTI team,” said NTI CEO and Co-Chair Ernest J. Moniz. “Admiral Mullen brought bold and original thinking to his work as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and I’m confident he’ll do the same at NTI. Nathalie Tocci is an esteemed expert in security and defense policy and will add European perspective to NTI’s mission of building a safer world.”
The Nuclear Threat Initiative, led by former Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, the principal negotiator of the final 2015 Iran deal nuclear provisions, has compiled a collection of resources and materials to explain the agreement and its progress.
NTI and Emory University hosted a workshop for various institutions in Atlanta, Georgia on radiological security which included representatives from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and other major hospitals in Atlanta.
The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) today released “Building a Safe, Secure, and Credible NATO Nuclear Posture,” a report addressing the security risks, credibility, and financial and political costs of maintaining NATO’s current nuclear posture, including forward-deployed U.S. nuclear weapons in Europe.
NTI has also published six related policy papers that together provide an alternative vision and roadmap for America’s nuclear policy and posture and a template for Congress and the American people to evaluate the Trump Administration’s Nuclear Posture Review (NPR).