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The concept of nuclear security was born out of understanding that nuclear facilities and installations due to their critical importance should be dul...

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"There has never been a greater need for education in the areas of disarmament and non-proliferation, especially with regard to weapons of mass destr...

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The recent PIR Center report, “Iran in the Regional and Global Perspective” offers a fresh twist on advice for negotiators as they continue to work on an agreement. As a compilation of articles by experts who met in Bangkok and Moscow in 2014 to explore the prerequisites of longer term solutions for...

The book “The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy” by David Hoffman is a true documentary thriller focusing on the most difficult period of the 20th century. The international situation at that time is described as teetering on the brink of a nuclear world ...

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Over the past two decades, the twin goals of countering WMD proliferation and increasing nuclear security have remained acutely relevant for Russia. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia was left with huge stocks of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their precursors, which had to be eit...

The need for continued international (especially Russian-U.S.) cooperation on WMD nonproliferation and nuclear security in Central Asia is obvious, based on a whole number of factors. The main problem that has yet to be resolved is the Soviet heritage related to WMD development programs. There are a...

The program to upgrade material protection, control, and accounting (MPC&A) systems at Russian nuclear facilities is an essential component of Russian-U.S. cooperation in the area of nuclear threat reduction. Not formally a part of the Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) Program, the MPC&A Program is...

The International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) is an intergovernmental organization that has made a sizable contribution to addressing WMD nonproliferation and nuclear security issues. It presents an example of resolving these issues through developing multilateral cooperation in research an...

The program of providing assistance to the Soviet Union and then Russia in resolving issues related to nuclear weapons and materials was developed thanks to the efforts of U.S. Senators Sam Nunn and Richard Lugar during the difficult period of the Soviet Union's break-up and the formation of the Rus...

Delivered by H.E. Mari Amano, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Japan to the Conference on Disarmament on behalf of the 32 countries – Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Egypt, El Salvador, Germany, Guatemala, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kyrgyzstan...

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