Nuclear Safeguards

WMD, Nonproliferation, and Security

Nuclear Safeguards

The Nuclear Safeguards program examines the impact of evolving international safeguards obligations on states and facility operators at the front-end of the nuclear fuel cycle. Through stakeholder engagement, the program promotes best practices in implementing the ‘starting point’ of nuclear safeguards to ensure effective application of global non-proliferation obligations. The Nuclear Safeguards program is part of the Managing Across Boundaries initiative.

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Research and Analysis

April 21, 2017 | EXPERT: Debra Decker , EXPERT: Kathryn Rauhut

Nuclear industry supporters are eager to allay public fears about the potential for another severe nuclear incident like Fukushima. A major issue is the possibility of extensive damaging consequences and compensation for those losses, with cyber being a topmost concern.

March 2, 2017 | EXPERT: Cindy Vestergaard

By Cindy Vestergaard

December 14, 2016 | EXPERT: Cindy Vestergaard

Editor’s note: This analysis is part of Presidential Inbox 2017 — an ongoing Stimson Center series examining the major global challenges and opportunities the Trump administration faces during its first 100 days in office.

December 1, 2015 | EXPERT: Cindy Vestergaard

Three world summits on nuclear security have focused attention on securing the world’s most dangerous nuclear material, particularly materials considered ‘direct-use’ for nuclear weapons.

November 23, 2015 | EXPERT: Cindy Vestergaard

October 5, 2015 | EXPERT: Cindy Vestergaard

In 1945, scientists involved in the development of the world’s first nuclear weapon argued in the so-called ‘Franck Report’ that if there was unlimited trade and employment of nuclear power, the fate of every pound of uranium should be recorded.
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