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.

November 16, 2017 | EXPERT: Kathryn Rauhut , EXPERT: Lovely Umayam

With the entry into force of the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM/A), the legal bedrock for physical protection has been extended to cover civilian nuclear material in domestic use, storage and transport as well as civilian nuclear facilities.

November 7, 2017 | EXPERT: Debra Decker , EXPERT: Jacqueline Kempfer , EXPERT: Kathryn Rauhut , EXPERT: Lovely Umayam

Market competition, along with a trifecta of major nuclear incidents — Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima — have posed barriers to the growth and public acceptance of nuclear power.

October 13, 2017 | EXPERT: Barry Blechman

For Immediate Release October 13, 2017 Contact: Jim Baird;  202.478.3413; [email protected]

October 3, 2017 | EXPERT: Debra Decker , EXPERT: Jacqueline Kempfer , EXPERT: Kathryn Rauhut , EXPERT: Lovely Umayam

Every day, millions of people depend on the peaceful and responsible use of the atom. Most are not aware of the complex operations – including safety, safeguards, and security measures – that help ensure the proper control and facilitation of nuclear materials and technology.

September 8, 2017 | EXPERT: Cindy Vestergaard

Editor's Note: The Fact of the Matter is an ongoing series that highlights — and corrects — common misconceptions in conventional wisdom. Contributions to this series are from experts at the nonpartisan Stimson Center. By Cindy Vestergaard

July 7, 2017 | EXPERT: Jacqueline Kempfer

Editor's Note: The Fact of the Matter is an ongoing series that highlights — and corrects — common misconceptions in conventional wisdom. Contributions to this series are from experts at the nonpartisan Stimson Center.

July 2, 2017 | EXPERT: Debra Decker

While Iran and North Korea nuclear challenges capture the news, another nuclear front is unfolding – in nuclear energy.
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