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Nuclear Security

License to Irradiate: Dirty Bombs, Lazy Bureaucrats and the Very Real Threat to U.S. National Security

Geoff Wilson | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics
Geoff Wilson

This article was coauthored with Noah Williams, a Research Assistant at Ploughshares Fund. Even in the most powerful country on earth, nuclear materi...

Celebrating the Success of a Treaty You've Never Heard Of

Joan Rohlfing | Posted 05.10.2016 | World
Joan Rohlfing

It seems obvious that countries would be obliged to protect materials that could be used to build a nuclear bomb. But many countries are not providing adequate security for these dangerous materials.

A Little-Known Nuclear Race Taking Place in East Asia Is Dangerous and Pointless

Frank von Hippel | Posted 04.05.2016 | World
Frank von Hippel

It has been amply demonstrated that the use of plutonium as a fuel in nuclear reactors makes no economic sense. It's time to end this costly and pointless industry.

Let's Update Cold War Thinking on Nuclear Security

Roger Howsley | Posted 03.30.2016 | Politics
Roger Howsley

Regulators and operators need to understand that security of nuclear materials is a strategic risk that should be managed in coordination with other strategic priorities and objectives, and the public needs to know whether safety and security are being managed effectively for the benefit of all.

The Nuclear Security Summit: The Origin Story

Peace and Security Funders Group | Posted 03.29.2016 | World
Peace and Security Funders Group

As the six-year-old Nuclear Security Summit process culminates in Washington this month, it's only appropriate that we tell its origin story.

The Iran Nuclear Accord Is Good for Human Rights

Akbar Ganji | Posted 03.23.2014 | World
Akbar Ganji

National security and economic prosperity are prerequisites for the emergence of a democratic regime. Destroying the infrastructure of a nation through harsh economic sanctions and war will not bring about a transition to democracy.

Matt Sledge

Sister Megan Rice, Anti-Nuclear Protester, Charged Under Sabotage Act | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

Under cover of night on July 28, three anti-nuclear protesters snuck into a highly secretive uranium storage facility in Oak Ridge, Tenn. They splashe...

Our Nuclear Insecurity Complex

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

Back in July, an 82-year-old nun and two fellow peace activists breached the security at the Y-12 nuclear weapons facility in Tennessee. Since then, it's only gotten worse for the Department of Energy and its National Nuclear Security Administration.

How The 'Fort Knox' Of Nuclear Bombs Was Breached By An 82-Year-Old Nun

Posted 09.12.2012 | Fifty

If worries of lax security around nuclear weaponry storage facilities were keeping you up at night, you may want to skip reading this one: details are...

Mission Impossible? Not for 82-year-old Anti-Nuclear Weapons Activist

Mia Steinle | Posted 09.29.2012 | Green
Mia Steinle

When a nuclear weapons facility can't stop infiltration by an octogenarian nun, it's time to reassess its security standards.

Andrea Stone

Top General Calls For Deep Cuts In Nuclear Arsenal | Andrea Stone | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A blue ribbon commission headed by a former commander of U.S. nuclear forces Tuesday called for an end to "Cold War thinking" and a shar...

Preventing Nuclear Terrorism

Robert Gallucci | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics
Robert Gallucci

Nations with nuclear material -- whether military or civilian -- must secure and eliminate stocks of highly enriched uranium and plutonium. The threat of nuclear terror is not just possible, it is quite plausible; if effective action is not taken, over time, it is probable.

A Safe, Secure Nuclear Future

Steven Chu | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics
Steven Chu

Looking ahead, the U.S. and Russia have the opportunity to share our experience and work with other countries to promote nuclear security and to combat terrorism.

Don't Compromise America's Nuclear Security

Richard Klass | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
Richard Klass

There isn't a price tag on keeping Americans safe. Rep. Ryan has a responsibility to balance the budget without compromising America's nuclear security.

New START and the Obama Nuclear Agenda

Lt. General Robert G. Gard Jr. (USA, Ret.) | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lt. General Robert G. Gard Jr. (USA, Ret.)

New START is just that: a start. Despite the end of the U.S.-Soviet competition, the remaining 23,000 nuclear bombs across the globe present a clear and present danger to U.S. security.

A Good START: Reducing the Idolatry of Nuclear Weapons

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Earlier this week, the United States declared for the first time will not use nuclear weapons against countries that are in compliance with the Nonproliferation Treaty.

Nuclear Naivete

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Far-right conservatives posture as nuclear tough guys, but push a shockingly naive policy. Clinging to Cold War doctrines, they play politics with our nuclear weapons. It is a dangerous game that puts American security at risk.