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Managing the Atom at NPT RevCon 2022

The Project on Managing the Atom participated as a NGO delegation in the Tenth Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) at the United Nations in New York. This review conference comes at a time when nuclear fears amid the conflict in Ukraine loom large.

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Paper - Institute for Nuclear Materials Management

IAEA Nuclear Security Recommendations (INFCIRC/225): The Next Generation

In 2011, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) released the fifth revision of its Nuclear Security Recommendations on Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and Nuclear Facilities. This update of IAEA nuclear security guidance was a significant improvement upon its predecessors, suggesting new and strengthened approaches to nuclear security in a range of areas. Nearly a decade later, however, the global nuclear security landscape has changed. Nuclear security regulations and practices have improved. International institutions and norms supporting global nuclear security architecture are stronger. Countries have made new political commitments to strengthening their nuclear security. Legally binding agreements are more widely subscribed than they were before. Meanwhile, new global threats have surfaced, presenting new challenges to physical protection systems. A range of emerging technologies creates new opportunities, but also new risks.

News - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

2017 Senior Fellows Bring High-level Expertise to Belfer Center and Harvard Kennedy School

During 2017, the Belfer Center was honored to welcome a number of new senior fellows, dedicated public servants who have served in high-levels of government. All of the new faces in our midst help the Center build bridges across aisles and oceans as they work with students, faculty, and other fellows to tackle today’s most challenging issues.  We were pleased to announce the following senior fellows during 2017.

- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Newsletter

Iran: Insight and Thoughts on the Iran Nuclear Agreement

Graham Allison, Laura Holgate, Payam Mohseni, Gary Samore, Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, Ariane Tabatabai, William Tobey, and Jon Wolfsthal provide insight and thoughts on the Iran Nuclear Agreement.

Unidentified International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors and Iranian technicians are on hand to cut the connections between the twin cascades for 20 percent uranium enrichment at the Natanz facility, about 200 miles south of Tehran, on Jan. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/IRNA, Kazem Ghane)

AP Photo/IRNA, Kazem Ghane

Analysis & Opinions - Arms Control Wonk

No, the Iran Nuclear Deal Will Not Make Your Grandma Die of Cancer

| Oct. 22, 2017

Working from non-alternative facts, there is not much to link the JCPOA and AMIPA.  To the extent that they are related, the JCPOA modestly advances AMIPA’s intent, which is to reduce the commercial use of highly enriched uranium, thus reducing proliferation risk.

On April 19, 2013, federal agents wearing hazardous material suits and breathing apparatus inspect the home and possessions of a Mississippi man who was later convicted for mailing ricin to President Obama (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis

Analysis & Opinions - The Hill

Trump Must Prevent the Next Biological Attack Before It Strikes

| Sep. 02, 2017

Biological threats have a way of sneaking up on you when you least expect it. This summer, while nuclear tensions are center stage, we can’t afford to divert attention from biological threats. Pathogens know no borders, don’t have passports, can come from a bioterrorist or Mother Nature and can ignite already volatile situations. And the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey in Texas is yet another reminder of the importance of health security before, during and after a crisis.

- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

International Council Debates Critical Global Issues

A lively discussion of “Russiagate” at the JFK Jr. Forum on Tuesday, May 2, launched the 2017 annual meeting of the Belfer Center International Council .