About the Author

Tracey-Ann Wellington is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) supporting the Office of Nuclear Controls. In this role she conducts export control reviews and analyzes proliferation concerns of dual use goods related to nuclear, chemical/biological weapons, and missile-related technologies. She also provides outreach support on domestic and international nonproliferation activities through trainings and workshops. Tracey received her PhD in Energy Science and Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2015, and holds an undergraduate degree in Mathematical Physics from Randolph College, and a master’s degree in materials science and engineering from Texas A&M University. Tracey conducted her dissertation research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where she developed novel methods to detect the presence of weapons-grade plutonium in order to mitigate proliferation risks.
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Balancing Trade and International Security

Although it might take some time to see the impact of the World Customs Organization December 2015 resolution, it is a logical and deliberate move to enhance the security of the front lines of the flow of goods between borders.