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Preventing Catastrophic Nuclear Terrorism

Charles D. Ferguson, Preventing Catastrophic Nuclear Terrorism, Council Special Report No. 11, Council on Foreign Relations, March 2006. This report examines options for the United States and other countries to secure and eliminate nuclear weapons and dangerous fissile materials. Despite many national and international programs to secure these materials, there are large security gaps that remain.

03.02.06 | 1 min read
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The Four Faces of Nuclear Terrorism

This report examines the threat of nuclear terrorism and the possibility of terrorist groupsobtaining weapons-usable fissile materials to create a nuclear device.

06.09.05 | 0 min read
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Missions for Nuclear Weapons after the Cold War

This report examines all the missions proposed for U.S. nuclear weapons and finds conventional weapons are better in most cases. The report calls for reducing and restructuring the United States’ and Russia’s nuclear forces and giving up the push for a new generation of nuclear weapons including “bunker busters.”

01.23.05 | 1 min read
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Flying Blind: The Rise, Fall and Possible Resurrection of Science Policy Advice in the United States

America’s institutions for providing science advice are in “crisis.” This report discusses steps that Congress, the executive branch, outside scientific groups and individuals can take to help solve the problem.

12.12.04 | 1 min read
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Ensuring America’s Space Security

This report analyzes eight threats to U.S. space assets and examines alternatives to weaponization and future policy recommendations.

09.15.04 | 1 min read
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Small Arms, Terrorism and the OAS Firearms Convention

This study looked at how the OAS Treaty has worked to date and how U.S. ratification and full participation will help stem the illicit traffic in small arms.

03.10.04 | 1 min read
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