Updated March 2021 Nuclear terrorism poses a grave threat to human life. Though less devastating than a nuclear weapon, a terrorist incident featuring radiological material is far more likely due to the abundance of these materials and a widespread lack of adequate security. Consequently, physically protecting isotopes that could be used for a nuclear weapon […]
By: Cassandra Peterson March 31st will mark the commencement of the fourth and final Nuclear Security Summit. The two-day summits began in 2010, following President Obama’s historic 2009 Prague speech, in which he pledged to work towards the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons. While the last summit will likely make tangible […]
With implementation day for the Iran nuclear agreement around the corner, implicit nuclear threats from Russia, an expensive nuclear weapons modernization program in the U.S., striking revelations of attempted nuclear smuggling, and threats of weapons testing from North Korea, nuclear weapons policy is receiving more attention during debates on U.S. foreign policy.
Senator Looks to Attach Terror Treaty Legislation to Defense Bill By Douglas P. Guarino Global Security Newswire WASHINGTON – Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) is looking to attach his version of contentious nuclear terrorism legislation to the defense authorization bill currently being debated on the Senate floor. Click here to read the full article, including […]
Little Hope Seen for Nuclear Security Bill Passage in Lame-Duck Session By Douglas P. Guarino WASHINGTON — Proponents of a legislative effort to bring the United States into line with two international nuclear security agreements appeared skeptical on Tuesday that Congress would be able to complete the task by the end of this year’s lame-duck […]