Disarmament DiplomacyIssue No. 43, January - February 2000
Study on Russian Nuclear Materials Safety and Security"Managing the Global Nuclear Materials Threat", report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, released January 27, 2000.
"Managing Loose Nukes: CSIS Report", CSIS Press Release, February 2, 2000.
"Unsecured nuclear weapons and leftover nuclear material from arms dismantled after the Cold War continue to pose the most devastating international security threat, according to a new CSIS report.
The report recommends that the United States appoint a senior-level official to coordinate the effort to corral loose nukes. It also calls for US leadership and international cooperation to buy more excess weapons material and convert it to peaceful nuclear-power uses. The report states that the likelihood of a single nuclear weapon being used to destroy a major city has increased. Theft of just a few kilograms of plutonium or highly enriched uranium (HEU), the primary component of nuclear weapons, could give a rogue state or terrorist group nuclear capability.
… The CSIS panel calls for:
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