14 Jan 2019

How the US and China collaborated to get nuclear material out of Nigeria — and away from terrorist groups

Over the past 6 months and through peak tensions in the U.S.-China trade war, the U.S. cooperated with China and several other countries to remove enriched, weapons-grade uranium out of Nigeria at risk of theft by terror groups or other malicious actors. While the facility did not contain enough of

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02 Oct 2018

State Department: Don’t forget about threat of nuclear terrorism

National security threats can often look like fads, where everybody’s attention is focused on the threat sector or buzzword of the day, whether “communism,” nuclear proliferation, overpopulation, “terrorism,” climate change, border security, or “cyber,” and everything else sits forgotten. While it is fairly obvious that one threat does not disappear

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31 Aug 2018

Missing Iridium poses dirty bomb threat: Enhancing regional nuclear security in Southeast Asia

“The recent case of a missing radioactive device in Malaysia highlights the significance of nuclear security in Southeast Asia. Enhancing nuclear security cooperation is needed to address Southeast Asia’s nuclear security challenges and weak nuclear security culture. An industrial device containing radioactive material reported missing by Malaysian authorities on 20

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31 Jul 2018

North Korea working on new missiles despite denuclearization pledge

New satellite imagery show new activity at missile production sites in North Korea, according to unnamed officials. This evidence would run counter to President Trump’s insistence since his summit with North Korean leader Kim that “there is no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea.”  Source: North Korea working on

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31 Jul 2018

Report: Revive Cold War Contacts to Stop Spread of Nuclear Weapons

A new report from the International Institute for Strategic Studies argues that the U.S. and Russia should restore their Cold War-era anti-proliferation cooperation and communication channels to reduce the ongoing threat of nuclear proliferation. The report uses freshly declassified documents to track how these channels supported anti-proliferation measures around the

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28 Sep 2010

Chavez: Venezuela Studying Nuclear Program

“Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Monday that his government is carrying out initial studies into starting a nuclear energy program. Chavez brought up the issue during a news conference, saying the South American country needs an atomic energy program. ‘We’re taking on the project of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes,

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