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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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Sharon Squassoni

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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Sochi 2014 is not just about the Olympics. It is also about the June 2014 summit of the G8. WMD nonproliferation will not be at the very top of the agenda; that place has been reserved for the challenges posed by mass migration. Nevertheless, it will be one of the central topics of the summit.

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 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...

One often hears that the United States needs to work on overcoming mistrust and improving relations with Russia, based on purported shared interests. All the while, however, the relationship seems to careen from crisis to crisis, ranging from Syria to Snowden.

The fact is this time any effort to reb...

The Russian-U.S. Agreement Concerning the Safe and Secure Transportation, Storage and Destruction of Weapons and the Prevention of Weapons Proliferation expires in June 2013. The agreement serves as the foundation of the Nunn-Lugar program, which has been running for over 20 years now. Russia has de...

Since Barack Obama administration took office in 2009, it has put considerable effort into placing nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation at the center of the U.S. nuclear policy. In April 2009 in Prague American president delivered a speech where he called for complete elimination of nuclear weap...

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