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Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons & Nuclear Security

NPofNWandNSOne of the most urgent challenges facing the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is to strengthen its safeguards system for verification in order to increase the likelihood of detecting any clandestine nuclear weapons programme in breach of international obligations. The IAEA should be able to provide credible assurance not only about declared nuclear material in a State but also about the absence of undeclared material and activities.

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Verifying nuclear dismantlement in Iraq

dismantlement in iraq‘Dismantling the Iraqi Nuclear Programme: The Inspections of the International Atomic Energy Agency, 1991-1998’ is intended as a contribution to the debate about a time and events which seem to be nearly forgotten: the nuclear inspections in Iraq after the Gulf War in 1991. These inspections came to an end in late 1998 when the UN and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) withdrew their inspectors from Iraq prior to US operation ‘Desert Fox’.

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Preventing Iranian Nuclear Weapons—Beyond the “Comprehensive Solution”

articleNegotiations on Iran’s nuclear program are continuing in an effort to produce a follow-on agreement, termed the “Comprehensive Solution,” to the November 2013 “Joint Plan of Action” (JPA).  Much of the discussion of the Comprehensive Solution has focused on the terms such an agreement should include to prevent Iran from being able to produce nuclear weapons.

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Source: Nonproliferation Policy Education Center

Moving Beyond Pretense: Nuclear Power and Nonproliferation

movingbeyondThe further proliferation and possible use of nuclear weapons are among the very greatest threats to U.S. and international security, yet most governments and industry officials downplay the risks of civilian nuclear technology and materials being diverted to make bombs and use this optimistic assessment in formulating U.S. and international nuclear trade and nonproliferation policies. 

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CBRN Safety

cbrnA recent edition of Pan European Networks, dating May 2014, highlights the EU CBRN CoE initiative and its efforts to promote safety and security in the field of CBRN. The article features an interview with the Joint Research Centre’s Michael Thornton.

The article calls upon the need for regional cooperation as a prerequisite for promoting security in the field of CBRN, and the need for continuing to foster networks and to exchange knowledge.

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