Magazine Article - Courier

Strengthening Nuclear Security in a Post-Summit World

| Summer 2016

The decades-long effort to minimize the risk of nuclear terrorism is at a critical crossroads.

This spring, the United States hosted the fourth and final Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, DC. Senior representatives of more than 50 nations convened to mark the end of an unprecedented international initiative over the last six years to strengthen security measures aimed at preventing nuclear terrorism. During that time, many states made significant progress, but more work is needed.

Governments must continue their efforts to ensure that all stocks of highly enriched uranium (HEU) and plutonium—the key ingredients for nuclear weapons—are effectively and sustainably protected, everywhere they exist, against threats that terrorists and thieves could realistically pose.

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For Academic Citation: Malin, Martin B. and Nikolas Roth. “Strengthening Nuclear Security in a Post-Summit World.” Courier, Summer 2016.