Analysis & Opinions - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Nuclear security: Continuous improvement or dangerous decline?

"World leaders face a stark choice at the final Nuclear Security Summit later this week: Will they commit to efforts that continue to improve security for nuclear weapons, fissile materials, and nuclear facilities, or will the 2016 summit be seen in retrospect as the point at which attention drifted elsewhere, and nuclear security stalled and began to decline? The answer will shape the chances that terrorist groups, including the Islamic State, could get their hands on the materials they need to build a crude nuclear bomb..."


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For Academic Citation: Bunn, Matthew, Martin B. Malin, William H. Tobey, & Nickolas Roth.“Nuclear security: Continuous improvement or dangerous decline?.” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, March 27, 2016.

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