CNS Occasional Papers

Photo taken during a tour by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of the Natanz uranium enrichment plant, showing one of more than 1,000 illegally acquired US-made pressure transducers at the facility. Source: Website archive of the president of Iran, www.president.ir (as accessed by the Institute for Science and International Security, 2014).

#25 Outlawing State-Sponsored Nuclear Procurement Programs & Recovery of Misappropriated Nuclear Goods

A call for condemning the programs and readying penalties for future cases.

Park Geun-Hye meeting with Barack Obama. (source: Wikimedia Commons)

#24 Strengthening the ROK-US Nuclear Partnership

Occasional Paper #24: This report identifies challenges and opportunities for the next phase of the ROK-US nuclear partnership.

Replacing High-Risk Radioactive Sources

#23 Replacing High-Risk Radiological Materials

Occasional Paper #23: CNS researchers offer governments a roadmap to replace high-risk radioactive sources with non-isotopic alternatives.

Middle East map

#22 A Blueprint to a Middle East WMD Free Zone

Occasional Paper #22: A CNS report offers legal, technical, and organizational proposals to negotiations and implementation of a WMD-free Middle East.

Biotechnology E-commerce

#21 Biotechnology E-commerce: A Disruptive Challenge to Biological Arms Control

Occasional Paper #21: Researchers find biotechnology e-commerce has significantly disrupted the effectiveness of export controls.

Countering Nuclear Commodity Smuggling

#20 Countering Nuclear Commodity Smuggling: A System of Systems

Occasional Paper #20: This study recommends action to prevent nuclear smuggling to Iran, North Korea, and other countries seeking nuclear weapons.

Cesium 137

#19 Alternatives to High-Risk Radiological Sources

Occasional Paper #19: Sustainably preventing terrorism means finding substitutes for high-risk radiological sources, such as cesium chloride in blood irradiators.

#18 Stories of the Soviet Anti-Plague System

Occasional Paper #18: CNS researchers reveal the anti-plague system in Russia and how it was reported by western media.

CNS article

#17 Ugly Truths: Saddam Hussein and Other Insiders on Iraq’s Covert Bioweapons

Occasional Paper #17: Scholars can evaluate the thinking of Saddam Hussein thanks to captured records.

#16 Rethinking Spent Fuel Management in South Korea

Occasional Paper #16: 12 practicable recommendations for South Korea, the 5th-largest nuclear energy producer and a major nuclear power plant exporter.