While the current environment continues to challenge the United States, future threats will further weaken America’s nuclear weapons stockpile without action. The 2018 Nuclear Posture Review called for nuclear modernization and the time is now to act and secure our strategic deterrent for the future.
With the continued use of nuclear power comes the question: How can nuclear toxic waste be disposed of effectively?
The first conference of the 2018-2019 PONI Conference Series will be held on July 10-11 at Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico.
The European Trilateral Track 2 Nuclear Dialogues, organized by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in partnership with the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) and the Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique (FRS), has convened senior nuclear policy experts from the United Kingdom, France, and the United States (P3) for the past nine years to discuss nuclear deterrence and nonproliferation policy issues and to identify areas of consensus among the three countries.
A Collection of Papers from the 2017 Nuclear Scholars Initiative and PONI Conference Series
Japan possesses almost 47 tons of separated plutonium. A clear plan for its potential usage and storage is essential.
There are hundreds of blood irradiators at hospitals and universities around the country containing material that could be used for a dirty bomb. What can we do to minimize that risk?
Two years have passed since the last NSS. What lessons can we draw for future nuclear security endeavors from the structural choices of the summit?
The section below provides a comprehensive list of all the major publications produced by CSSS Staff since 2010 in this area. These range from academic journal articles and conference papers focused on pedagogical aspects of nuclear security training and education, to handbooks containing original case studies on insider threats and security culture, and nuclear security briefing books, which were provided to delegates ahead of the 2014 and 2016 Nuclear Security Summits. In 2014, the Centre has also compiled a specific handbook for nuclear security educators that presents a model around which to organise professional development courses and provides guidance on curriculum development. CSSS encourages interested nuclear security educators and trainers to use the material listed below to support their nuclear security development efforts.
An introduction and tutorial on nuclear and radiological security issues designed by the Nuclear Threat Initiative. The tutorial concludes with a quiz to test your knowledge on the topic.