Nuclear Security

WMD, Nonproliferation, and Security

Nuclear Security

The spread of nuclear technology and materials for energy, research, and medical applications pose significant security concerns when coupled with current increases in global terrorism and extremism. The Stimson Center’s Nuclear Security program works with the private sector to generate ideas that incentivize the development and adoption of stronger, comprehensive nuclear security standards among industry stakeholders to reduce the risk posed by nuclear terrorism. This program is part of the Managing Across Boundaries initiative.
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Research and Analysis

November 16, 2018

Today, there are over 400 nuclear power reactors operating around the world, generating 10.5% of the world’s electricity production.

August 13, 2018 | EXPERT: Cindy Vestergaard , EXPERT: Lovely Umayam

Distributed ledger technology (DLT), such as Blockchain, is being characterized as revolutionary in its potential to alter the world economy. Stimson is identifying applications and implications of DLT for non-proliferation and international security at the international, national, and operationa

August 10, 2018 | EXPERT: Debra Decker , EXPERT: Kathryn Rauhut

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warned this spring that Russia had infiltrated critical US infrastructure, targeting nuclear and other power plants, along with homes and businesses. UK officials joined in the warning, noting the attacks were worldwide.

July 27, 2018 | EXPERT: Hannah Haegeland

By Hannah Haegeland

May 9, 2018

Quote of the week: “Angels and ministers of grace defend us!” – William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act I, Scene IV  

January 17, 2018 | EXPERT: Jacqueline Kempfer , EXPERT: Kathryn Rauhut , EXPERT: Lovely Umayam

  The Stimson Center, World Institute for Nuclear Security, and 39 Essex - UK explore ways nuclear industry actors can demonstrate 'Duty of Care' to prevent security incidents, and how this could affect nuclear liability determinations.
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