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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 Ben Loehrke for more information.


Policy Publications

March 2016
Improved Nuclear Security Through Effective Information Sharing
Policy Dialogue Brief (386K)

February 2016
Treatment, Not Terror
Workshop Summary (993K)

February 2016
The Quest for Nuclear Security Standards
Debra Decker and Kathryn Rauhut
Policy Analysis Brief (197K)

November 2015
Nuclear Security and Information Sharing
Policy Memo (405K)

November 2015
Sustainable Nuclear Security Governance: Beyond the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit
Conference Report (923K)

October 2015
The Strengthening Nuclear Security Implementation Initiative:
Evolution, Status & Next Steps

Other Publication (381K)

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Op-Eds and Articles

March 2016
The Nuclear Security Summits
Sam Ratner

March 2016
The Stalking Threat of Nuclear Terrorism
Douglas Birch and R. Jeffrey Smith

January 2016
Connecting...
Joseph McNamara, Editor

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

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CONTACT
Benjamin Loehrke
benl@stanleyfoundation.org
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LATEST PUBLICATION

Improved Nuclear Security Through Effective Information Sharing
Policy Dialogue Brief
March 2016

Participants identified providers and recipients of nuclear security information at the facility, national, and international levels, and considered what kinds of nuclear security-related information are relevant to each group. They also discussed the differences in sharing information during normal circumstances versus in emergency situations and how increased, ongoing, and sustained information exchange may strengthen security regimes nationally,... Read More

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04/07/16   Treatment, Not Terror
03/31/16   Descent from the Summit: Managing Security Across the Nuclear Fuel Cycle
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Courier Courier
The latest issue of Courier  features articles on the state of securing nuclear material as the final nuclear security summit approaches in early April. It also includes a special reprint of an article from the Center for Public Intregrity, "The Stalking Threat of Nuclear Terrorism." Alex Bellamy, an expert on R2P, discusses the progress made in "Acting on the Responsibility to Protect," and three students from a global scholars conference comment about climate change. Lastly, a brief look at the foundation's Iowa Student Global Leadership conference. The full Spring 2016 issue. PDF (2.0 MB) Subscribe for FREE.

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Event Specialist: The Stanley Foundation is looking for a dedicated, dynamic individual who has a passion for working in the field of event planning and prefers a small-business atmosphere with opportunities for international travel.

Policy Program Associate, Nuclear Security: The Stanley Foundation seeks a program associate to join its Policy Programming Department. 


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The world recently looked to Paris for the most important global climate change negotiations for achieving a safer climate world: the 21st meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). As a helpful reference we have compiled this summary of the major work of the Stanley Foundation and its collaborators in an active global role during the past year preparing for this historic event…and the important continuing work ahead. More.

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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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