Russia and Iran are conferring about the supply of new nuclear power plants at the Bushehr site on the Persian Gulf. Iran operates one Russian reactor there and building more could contribute to a comprehensive agreement between the six powers and Iran.
A Japan bristling with weapons-grade nuclear materials fits a Chinese narrative that the Abe government intends to re-militarize and threaten Japan’s neighbors.
Lethal radioactive material spent two days on the loose in Mexico, when hijackers stole a truckload of the highly dangerous metal cobalt-60 as it was in transit from a hospital to a secure storage facility.
Shares of Urenco, a pioneering developer of gas centrifuges for uranium enrichment, may soon change hands, but a sale of the company is unlikely to increase the risk of proliferation.
The U.S. government should not require all foreign countries with which it concludes new nuclear cooperation agreements to legally commit themselves not to enrich uranium and reprocess spent fuel.
The story of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons development remains in dispute, with a rich literature of colorful and differing accounts.
So far, the promotion of nuclear security has been conducted mostly through a top-down approach, but it is best achieved through a bottom-up approach by creating nuclear security champions.
The Asia-Pacific region epitomizes the type of proliferation challenges the international community faces.
Progress in negotiating bilateral agreements for peaceful nuclear cooperation has been held up because of a debate in the United States over how to limit the spread of uranium enrichment and spent fuel reprocessing capabilities worldwide.
Different regional actors had different agendas and priorities for the recent Seoul Nuclear Security Summit.