Nuclear Safeguards

WMD, Nonproliferation, and Security

Nuclear Safeguards

The Nuclear Safeguards program examines the impact of evolving international, regional and bilateral safeguards obligations on states and facility operators. Through stakeholder engagement, the program promotes best practices in safeguards implementation across the nuclear fuel cycle, from the (very) front-end (mining, milling conversion) to the back-end (waste storage and disposal). Projects include looking ahead to nuclear facilities of the future, such as deep geological repositories and multinational fuel cycle facilities and how these emerging facilities, coupled with emerging technologies, challenge and/or enhance the management of safeguards. The Nuclear Safeguards program is part of the Promoting Security & Prosperity Initiative.

Research and Analysis

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.

August 28, 2015 | EXPERT: Cindy Vestergaard

Canada has been a long-time key producer and global supplier of uranium. It has produced more uranium than any other country, close to 500,000 tU since 1942.

May 18, 2015 | EXPERT: Cindy Vestergaard

The Stimson Center announced today that Cindy Vestergaard has been appointed as a Nonresident Fellow for the Managing Across Boundaries initiative.

March 15, 2015 | EXPERT: Cindy Vestergaard

March 15, 2015 | EXPERT: Cindy Vestergaard

Gaps in controls in the production and trade of natural uranium, coupled with persistent proliferation threats from state and non-state actors, increase concerns over the diversion of source materials, i.e.

January 22, 2015 | EXPERT: Cindy Vestergaard

By Cindy Vestergaard: 

January 18, 2015 | EXPERT: Cindy Vestergaard

May 21, 2013 | EXPERT: Cindy Vestergaard

March 18, 2013 | EXPERT: Cindy Vestergaard

This was originally published by EU-ISS Report Series, March 2013

November 15, 1998

India and Pakistan have now embraced the language, if not the spirit of confidence-building measures (CBMs). Government officials, media commentators,a dn researchers now use this term frequently.
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