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

December 12, 2016 | EXPERT: Debra Decker , EXPERT: Kathryn Rauhut

The long awaited Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Materials (CPPNM) entered into force on 8 May 2016.

November 5, 2016 | EXPERT: Lovely Umayam

The word ‘nuclear’ tends to unleash predictable, deeply conditioned visions and reactions – most commonly the image of the mushroom cloud – the universal symbol of catastrophic destruction.

September 12, 2016 | EXPERT: Debra Decker , EXPERT: Kathryn Rauhut

By Debra Decker and Kathryn Rauhut: The Attack
  Are nuclear facilities vulnerable to attack and sabotage? Perhaps more than you might think.

August 19, 2016

By Jeff Murphy and Chris Kruckenberg: 

June 8, 2016 | EXPERT: Debra Decker , EXPERT: Kathryn Rauhut

Paper Presented at the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management Annual Meeting, June 2016, Atlanta, Georgia.

April 27, 2016 | EXPERT: Debra Decker

Thirty years ago, on April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine exploded, contaminating vast swaths of Ukraine, Belarus and Russia as well as several European countries.
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