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How Better Cancer Treatment Can Also Mean Better Nuclear Security

A report that the Islamic State almost stumbled upon radioactive material in Mosul–cobalt-60, used in radiation therapy–raises a profound dilemma about cancer treatment in developing countries.

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Insider Threats

VIDEO: A worst practices guide to preventing leaks, attacks, theft, and sabotage. Seminar with Matthew Bunn.

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The Non-Aligned Movement Disarmament Database

VIDEO: Current research and future initiatives of the database. Seminar with CNS GRA Tracy Lyon.

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Understanding Nuclear Weapon Risks: Non-State Actors and Nuclear Weapons

Assessment of the risks of nuclear weapons and materials falling into wrong hands and efforts to deny terrorists and non-state actors access.

Life-of-the-Ship Reactors and Accelerated Testing of Naval Propulsion Fuels and Reactors

This special report is a result of the FAS U.S.-French Naval Nuclear Task Force.

Participants of the workshop “Nuclear Security Policy and Practice in the African Continent” in Accra, Ghana

CNS Workshop Builds African Capacity to Strengthen Nuclear and Radiological Security

FEBRUARY 6–10, 2017: CNS and the African Center for Science and International Security (AFRICSIS) conducted their second joint capacity-building workshop.

Keeping Up the Momentum on Nuclear Security Improvements

DECEMBER 7, 2016: A multicultural panel of experts provided different perspectives, analysis, and recommendations.

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).

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

Occasional Paper #25: A call for condemning the programs and readying penalties for future cases.

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Summits Made Some Headway on Security

DECEMBER 1, 2016: Nuclear Security Summits are improving the security of vulnerable nuclear material.

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The IAEA Statute: A Living Document

A shift in international nuclear governance may be necessary to address today’s security threats.