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WMD, Nonproliferation, and Security

The WMD, Nonproliferation, and Security program takes a fresh look at broader areas of proliferation and security risks, especially in the nuclear areas. The program works with stakeholders to develop possible approaches and new constituencies to help manage those risks.

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Research and Analysis

September 18, 2019 | EXPERT: Alfredo Labbe

The article is based on the presentation by the author at the Conference América do Sul na era nuclear (South America in the Nuclear Era) organised in August 2018 by the Federal University of Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil and Pugwash International.

August 26, 2019 | EXPERT: Diego Cándano Laris

Mexico’s nuclear program dates back to the 1950s with research being performed at universities around the country and the creation of the Comisión Nacional de Energía Nuclear (CNEN) by presidential decree in 1956 under the conviction that peaceful nuclear energetic and non-energetic applications

August 20, 2019 | EXPERT: Richard Cupitt

Stimson created two databases (State and Measure Level Databases) of United Nations Member States’ laws and regulations and evaluated them against key elements of the IAEA’s Guidance on the Import and Export of Radioactive Sources to empower e

August 20, 2019 | EXPERT: Richard Cupitt

Stimson created two databases (State and Measure Level Databases) of United Nations Member States’ laws and regulations and evaluated them against key elements of the IAEA’s Guidance on the Import and Export of Radioactive Sources to empower everyone with a better understanding of what S

August 7, 2019

A national plan for radioactive waste management should consider all levels of radioactive waste, from low and intermediate level waste (LILW) to high level waste (HLW) and spent nuclear fuel.

June 11, 2019 | EXPERT: Debra Decker , EXPERT: Kathryn Rauhut

The Fissile Materials Working Group (FMWG), in partnership with the Stimson Center, hosted a 1.5-day off-the record (Chatham House Rule) Nuclear-Cybersecurity Workshop, which took place at the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation.

April 23, 2019 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

***This this a three-part essay originally published in Arms Control Wonk and combined into a single piece***

April 23, 2019 | EXPERT: Richard Cupitt

The Stimson Center created two databases (State and Measure Level Databases) of United Nations Member States’ laws and regulations that include an explicit obligation to secure radioactive sources, related apparatus or facilities to empower everyone with a better understanding of what States have

April 23, 2019 | EXPERT: Richard Cupitt

The Stimson Center created two databases (State and Measure Level Databases) of United Nations Member States’ laws and regulations that include an explicit obligation to secure radioactive sources, related apparatus or facilities to empower everyone with a better understanding of what States have

April 18, 2019

The only deep geological repository in the United States, the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, is licensed to permanently dispose of transuranic radioactive waste for 10,000 years from nuclear weapons production facilities and cleanup sites.

March 27, 2019 | EXPERT: Akriti Vasudeva , EXPERT: Cindy Vestergaard , EXPERT: Emily Tallo , EXPERT: Hannah Haegeland

Policy debates around participation in multilateral information-sharing mechanisms highlight fundamental tensions between safety, national security, and international security.

March 11, 2019

Historically, there have been limited international controls at the very front end of the nuclear fuel cycle, which consists of mining, processing, transportation, and conversion of natural uranium.

February 14, 2019 | EXPERT: David Kim

In exchange for a peace declaration and even sanctions relief, the United States could ask North Korea for a number of concessions: • An indefinite moratorium on all nuclear and missile tests, including those for short-range missiles.

February 14, 2019 | EXPERT: David Kim

During his State of the Union address, President Donald Trump announced that he will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the end of the month to continue a “historic push” for peace on the Korean Peninsula.

January 3, 2019

As the global nuclear fuel cycle becomes increasingly a back-end fuel cycle, an entirely new nuclear facility is being developed to handle the permanent disposal of spent nuclear fuel.
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