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Safeguards Indexing Method for the Regulatory Assessment of Safeguards Culture at Nuclear Facilities

B52 thumbThis month's article features one of the peer reviewed articles appearing in issue 52 of the ESARDA Bulletin. The Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority (HAEA) has just introduced a safeguards indexing method for evaluation the safeguards culture at Hungarian nuclear facilities. The main goal of this indexing method is to provide a useful tool for the regulatory body to evaluate the safeguards culture at nuclear facilities.

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Why the Iran Nuclear Deal Is Not the North Korea Deal

gettyAs negotiations and debate proceed over a comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran, comparisons will inevitably be made with the 1994 Agreed Framework that sought to end North Korea’s (the DPRK’s) nuclear weapons program. That earlier agreement failed due to a combination of factors. Many observers assert that a comprehensive agreement with Iran that will potentially be finalized in summer 2015 will also fail to prevent that country from acquiring nuclear weapons.

source: carnegieendowment.org

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As negotiations and debate proceed over a comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran, comparisons will inevitably be made with the 1994 Agreed Framework that sought to end North Korea’s (the DPRK’s) nuclear weapons program. That earlier agreement failed due to a combination of factors. Many observers assert that a comprehensive agreement with Iran that will potentially be finalized in summer 2015 will also fail to prevent that country from acquiring nuclear weapons.

Read more at: http://carnegieendowment.org/2015/04/28/why-iran-nuclear-deal-is-not-north-korea-deal/i7wa

IAEA Safeguards Serving Nuclear Non-Proliferation

IAEA SGPreventing the spread of nuclear weapons is a complex task. Seventy years after the destructive power of nuclear weapons was first demonstrated, a number of international political and legal mechanisms are in place to help to achieve nuclear non-proliferation objectives. They include political commitments of States, multilateral treaties, other legally binding agreements in which States’ nonproliferation commitments are embedded, and, critically, IAEA safeguards.

Source: www.iaea.org

Nuclear Safeguards Concepts, Requirements, and Principles applicable to Nuclear Security

Nuclear Safeguards ConceptsNuclear safeguards or commonly known as the safeguards implemented by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is based on the principles of the Non-Proliferation Treaty ( NPT ). NPT is the centerpiece of global efforts to prevent the further spread of nuclear weapons which entered into force in March 1970 after being ratified by 40 States. Today, it is the treaty most widely adhered to in the field of disarmament and nonproliferation by more than 190 States party.

Source: www.nsgeg.org