Blog Post - Nuclear Security Matters

Strengthening International Cooperation on Nuclear Materials Security

Nov. 04, 2014

By Nickolas Roth

Matthew Bunn, Will Tobey, Hui Zhang, and Nickolas Roth recently participated in a two-day roundtable discussion sponsored by the Stanley Foundation on U.S. nuclear security cooperation with Russia and China. The discussion, which involved experts from around the world, focused on overcoming challenges to nuclear security cooperation and ensuring that countries put in place effective and sustainable nuclear security measures with strong security culture. Although the roundtable was not for attribution, you can read a memo summarizing the discussion here.

The memo identifies lessons learned from past nuclear security cooperation and outstanding issues that impact cooperation with both Russia and China. It also includes recommendations for strengthening cooperation with Russia and China; best practices for effective regulation, inspection, testing and assessment; strategies for creating a strong security culture; approaches to effective protection against insider threats; and ideas for incentivizing sustainable security at the operator and state levels.

For more information on this publication: Belfer Communications Office
For Academic Citation: Strengthening International Cooperation on Nuclear Materials Security.” Nuclear Security Matters, November 4, 2014,