On Friday, Morocco was unanimously elected on Friday as Coordinator of the Implementation and Assessment Group (IAG) of the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT), a position the country will hold from 2019-2021. This marks the first time an Arab and African country has assumed such a responsibility within GICNT framework.
In the News: President Putin Affirms Importance of GICNT
In remarks sent to the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT), President Putin said, “It is important that despite a difficult global situation, members of the Initiative continue to cooperate as partners in a constructive manner, based on a mutual understanding of issues related to the threat of nuclear terrorism.” The GICNT was created […]
In the News: FMWG Erin Connolly Highlights Dangers of Cesium-137
As part of CSIS Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI) FMWG program assistant Erin Connolly highlights the need to continue replacing cesium-137 with viable alternatives both nationally and internationally to prevent a dirty bomb. Her paper focuses on the efforts to replace cesium-137 blood irradiators thus far and how these efforts must continue and expand.
In the News: White House Releases National Strategy for Countering WMD Terrorism
The White House released “National Strategy for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism” which includes educational campaigns to increase citizen, State, and local preparedness for any .terrorist event. The document also highlights the need to reduce the “global quantity of WMD and related materials” while also identifying and responding “to technological trends that may enable […]
The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) along with the Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) release the annual Global Incidents and Trafficking Database
The annual Global Incidents and Trafficking Database, produced for NTI by the Center for Nonproliferation Studies highlights the importance of continued nuclear security. The report found more than 170 incidents of nuclear and other radioactive materials outside of regulatory control, across 14 countries in 2017. The database and report include several interactives to indicate the […]