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Preventing a nuclear terrorist attack from taking place anywhere is an achievable and common sense goal the world’s governments can agree on. It requires US leadership and international cooperation (including full implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1540) to effectively secure the global supply of nuclear-weapon usable material. Securing the material eliminates the threat.

Current Work

Building Coalitions, Engaging the Public
The Stanley Foundation advocates for US and international policies that lead to the security of nuclear material around the world. It participates in and supports the Fissile Materials Working Group (FMWG), a coalition of more than 40 nuclear nonproliferation groups and experts. The FMWG has made a series of policy recommendations, is tracking the nuclear security summit process from DC to Seoul, and works to engage policymakers and media on the issue.

The foundation also encourages public discussion on the topic with a Now Showing event-in-a-box toolkit called Radioactive Challenge, which explores the challenge of keeping nuclear material out of the hands of terrorists. Contact Anya Loukianova for more information.

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May 2014
Crossing the Finish Line: Ending the Civilian Use of Highly Enriched Uranium
Miles A. Pomper and Philippe Mauger
Policy Analysis Brief (548K)

April 2014
Preventing Weak Links in Nuclear Security:
A Strategy for Soft and Hard Governance

Conference Report (175K)

March 2014
Southern Flows: WMD Nonproliferation in the Developing World
Other Publication (2,462K)

December 2013
Planning for Success at the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit
William Tobey
Policy Analysis Brief (165K)

October 2013
Preventing Weak Links in Nuclear Security: A Strategy for Soft and Hard Governance
Policy Memo (108K)

June 2013
Building International Confidence and Responsibility in Nuclear Security
Summary Report & Initial Policy Recommendations from the Nuclear Security Governance Experts Group
Conference Report (149K)

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July 2014
Godzilla and Global Governance
Jennifer Smyser, Editor

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

March 2014
A Gathering in the City of Peace and Justice
By Ambassador Piet de Klerk

March 2014
Consider This...HEU

March 2014
Saving the World at Plutonium Mountain
David E. Hoffman and Eben Harrell

March 2014
On Pain and Vision
Ambassador Alfredo Labbé

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April 2014
The Way Forward for Nuclear Security

April 2014
Creating a Legacy for the Nuclear Security Summit

July 2013
UNSCR 1540: Toward a Safe, Secure World

November 2010
Radioactive Challenge

November 2008
An Interview with Jean du Preez
MP3 (15MB)

June 2008
Matt Martin on Nuclear Nonproliferation (Part 1)
MP3 (7MB)

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Crossing the Finish Line: Ending the Civilian Use of Highly Enriched Uranium
Miles A. Pomper and Philippe Mauger
Policy Analysis Brief
May 2014

In a new policy analysis brief commissioned by the Stanley Foundation, Pomper and Mauger argue that the United States, the Netherlands, and South Korea should take full advantage of the NSS mechanisms—while they have them—to build sustained support for civilian HEU elimination. Read More

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Courier Courier
In the newest issue of Courier, our editor takes on Godzilla to find out what the fictional prehistoric monster can teach us about our collective fight to solve common global problems. Keith Porter writes about the challenges that global governance faces in the future. 

We also have a sobering look at the Central African Republic, a piece on India’s climate change policy, and an interview about genocide prevention. Lastly, an investigative news nonprofit takes a deep dive into Japan's controversial plutonium-reprocessing plant.

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Author Anchee Min Speaks Author Anchee Min Speaks
8th Annual International Women Authors Event
Featuring Best-selling Author Anchee Min
November 6, 2014
5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

New Video on Nuclear Security New Video on Nuclear Security
The Stanley Foundation produced a 13-minute video looking at what needs to be done to stop terrorist groups from acquiring enough fissile material to make a bomb. The foundation talked with over a dozen diverse and distinguished experts from the Nuclear Security Governance Experts Group and the Fissile Materials Working Group to see how today's patchwork of voluntary arrangements can be forged into a long-lasting system. Watch the video.

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Our bimonthly newsletter looks at a Latin America network to stop mass atrocities as well as a seminar for journalists aimed at demystifying nuclear lingo. We also have a slideshow of our annual Investigation U. summer camp for students.

In the latest, you’ll find many extras—from upcoming events to multimedia resources. Sign up now

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This Now Showing event-in-a-box toolkit Before the Killing Begins: The Politics of Mass Violence considers how early preventive strategies by governments and the international community should build much-needed capacities within countries, and make it harder for leaders to resort to violence. It aims to encourage discussion of how future efforts might better protect populations under threat, giving new resolve to the promise of never again. Sign Up.

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