According to the World Nuclear News, Nigeria is officially HEU-free. The IAEA monitored the transfer of HEU from Nigeria to China. “More than 1 kilogram of Chinese-origin HEU from the Nigerian Research Reactor-1 (NIRR-1) was returned to China in an operation involving the two countries, the International Atomic Energy Agency and the US Department of […]
Nuclear Security Summit
The FMWG’s European launch of its Nuclear Security Summit Report (jointly written with ACA) at the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation on October 31 was a huge success. Speakers included Kelsey Davenport, Dr. Sara Kutchesfahani, and Ambassador (ret.) Laura Kennedy, and the panel was moderated by VCDNP Executive Director, Laura Rockwood. The report emphasized […]
Later this month the FMWG and Arms Control Association will launch the Nuclear Security Summit Report in Vienna, Austria. The launch will take place on Wednesday, October 31 at the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-proliferation and will continue to highlight the 935 actions taken by countries during the process. Panelists include: Ambassador Laura Kennedy, […]
In light of the July 2018 release of the joint ACA-FMWG Report outlining the Nuclear Security Summits, Dr. Sara Kutchesfahani and Kelsey Davenport highlight the need to sustain global nuclear security efforts. The authors argue, “to meet the ever-evolving threat, leaders must learn from one of the underexplored successes of the summits: national commitments and […]
The report offers a comprehensive assessment of the national commitments states undertook as part of the summit process. While these commitments represent significant advances, effective nuclear security requires continuous improvement to address gaps and new threats. States must continue to build on the accomplishments of the summit process to minimize the risk of nuclear terrorism.