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India’s Nuclear Security

India nuclear security thumbSituated in a difficult neighborhood, New Delhi has laid strong emphasis on both nuclear safety and security for a couple of decades now. Almost three decades of state-sponsored terrorism and insurgencies of varying scale and proportion within India have meant that security of nuclear materials and installations has been a great worry to India’s security and atomic energy establishments.

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Source: http://nuclearsecuritymatters.belfercenter.org

Nuclear Export Controls - A Comparative Analysis of National Regimes for the Control of Nuclear Materials, Components and Technology

pillsbury export controlCommercial nuclear companies that export goods and services from the United States have long pointed to the U.S. nuclear export control system as a major competitive disadvantage as they compete with their counterparts in nuclear supplier nations such as the Russian Federation, Japan, the Republic of Korea (ROK) and France.

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International Safeguards in Nuclear Facility Design and Construction

IAEA Nuclear energy seriesThis publication is part of a series from the IAEA that provides guidance on safeguards topics. The focus of this guide is on safeguards by design (SBD), which provides State authorities, designers, equipment providers and prospective purchasers of nuclear facilities1 with guidance to facilitate the implementation of international safeguards.

source: IAEA Nuclear Energy Series, No. NP-T-2.8

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Fact Sheet on DPRK Nuclear Safeguards

DPRK Fact sheetOn 12 December 1985 the Democratic People´s Republic of Korea (DPRK) became a party to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). On 10 April 1992 the NPT Safeguards Agreement entered into force (INFCIRC/403). Before that, in 1977, the country had concluded an INFCIRC/66 type Safeguards Agreement (INFCIRC/252) for two nuclear research facilities (the IRT research reactor and a critical assembly).

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Is the IAEA's Safeguard Strategic Plan Sufficient

IAEA strategic planPaper presented at the IAEA Symposium on International Safeguards, “Linking Strategy, Implementation and People,” held in Vienna, Austria, October 22, 2014.
 
IAEA safeguards have much improved since their inception and the Safeguards Department is commendably continually improving its technical capabilities and planning to make full use of its statutory authority.  The question remains: Will this be enough to keep countries from exploiting nuclear power programs to develop nuclear weapons, or to be in a position to do so rapidly should they so decide?

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Source: The Nonproliferation Policy Education Center (NPEC)