The Yongbyon 5MWe reactor is a graphite-moderated and gas-cooled reactor with a thermal power range of 20-25MW. Construction of the reactor began in 1979 and was completed by 1986. It was modeled after the U.K.’s Calder Hall reactor.  This type of reactor had several advantages for North Korea: it is fueled by natural uranium, which is ...
Presidents Trump and Putin are scheduled to meet in Helsinki, Finland on Monday,
July 16. Nuclear issues are expected to be on the agenda, and despite controversy over the summit, there is hope that the meeting is the start of a sustained dialogue between the United States and Russia on issues that are in both nations’ security interests. In addition ...
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Des Browne, Wolfgang Ischinger, Igor Ivanov, and Sam Nunn issued a statement in Moscow, Munich, London and Washington with specific proposals for the two presidents for reducing and eliminating nuclear and other military risks.
As Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin prepare to meet in Helsinki, NTI offers a host of resources on the U.S. and Russian nuclear programs and recommendations for how the presidents can and must work to prevent nuclear confrontation and pursue dialogue to reduce nuclear risks.
NTI and the Moscow-based Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS), in cooperation with the IAEA, the Government of Canada, and the Republic of Kyrgyzstan, hosted a workshop in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan focused on strengthening radiological security in Central Asia.