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Nuclear and radiological terrorism are threats that hold great potential for human harm. These threats can only be addressed through universal responsibility and leadership of national governments and effective multilateral action.

Countries need to build on ambitious high-level commitments made through the Nuclear Security Summit process and in other international venues in order to improve governance on the national, bilateral, regional, and multilateral levels and strengthen the nuclear security architecture. Sustainable progress also requires the involvement of civil society and industry alongside stakeholders from national governments and international organizations. 

Current Work

Building on the Stanley Foundation’s work on nuclear arms control, disarmament, and nonproliferation issues over the last five decades, today’s nuclear security programming draws on our strengths as a convener of key stakeholders, including international organizations, national governments, civil society, and industry. We commission expert analysis in order to encourage innovative policy ideas and actively engage the media on nuclear security issues.

Additionally, the foundation is a part of the work of the Fissile Materials Working Group, a nongovernmental coalition of more than 70 organizations from around the world, and the Nuclear Security Governance Experts Group, a globally diverse group with broad nuclear sector experience. Representatives of these two civil society groups have been active participants in the Nuclear Security Summit process, working to develop actionable policy recommendations and articulate a long-term vision for nuclear security.

The foundation’s recent projects in the nuclear security area have also included meetings to promote collaboration among nuclear security centers of excellence and workshops to facilitate the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1540.

Contact Anya Loukianova for more information.

Op-Eds and Articles

September 2015
The Best Person for the Job
Keith Porter, President

July 2015
Improving Nuclear Security—One Summit at a Time
Global Summitry: Politics, Economics, and Law in International Governance

Anya Loukianova, The Stanley Foundation

April 2015
The Assault on Pelindaba
Douglas Birch and R. Jeffrey Smith

October 2014

July 2014
Godzilla and Global Governance
Jennifer Smyser, Editor

July 2014
Plutonium Fever Blossoms in Japan
Douglas Birch, R. Jeffrey Smith, and Jake Adelstein

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Nuclear Security and Information Sharing
Policy Memo
November 2015

In the workshop, experts and policymakers examined the nuclear security-related information needs of major world players, and the challenges of sharing information while maintaining confidentiality of its sensitive aspects. Read More

10/27/15   The Quest for Nuclear Security Standards
10/14/15   56th Strategy for Peace Conference
Employment Opportunities
Policy Program Officer, Nuclear Security: The Stanley Foundation seeks a program officer to plan, implement, and assess the impact of the foundation’s nuclear security policy programming.

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