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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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January 2015
Strengthening International Cooperation on Nuclear Materials Security
Policy Dialogue Brief (339K)

October 2014
Strengthening International Cooperation on Nuclear Materials Security
Policy Memo (412K)

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)

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October 2014
A Life of Compassion, Respect, and Love
Keith Porter, President, The Stanley Foundation

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

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

March 2014
Consider This...HEU

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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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Anya Loukianova
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Strengthening International Cooperation on Nuclear Materials Security
Policy Dialogue Brief
January 2015

From October 15 to 17, 2014, the Stanley Foundation convened a group of experts and policymakers from the United States and abroad to discuss ways to overcome challenges to nuclear security cooperation faced by the United States, Russia, and China, and next steps to ensure that countries put in place effective and sustainable nuclear security measures with strong security cultures. Read More

02/17/15   FMWG Policy Development Groups Meeting
02/18/15   Fissile Materials Working Group Quarterly Meeting
12/04/14   Fissile Materials Working Group Quarterly Meeting
12/03/14   Nuclear Safety, Nuclear Security, and WMD Nonproliferation
55th Strategy for Peace Conference 55th Strategy for Peace Conference
The conference, brought together experts from the public and private sectors to meet in a distraction-free setting and candidly exchange ideas on pressing foreign policy challenges.

Divided into roundtable talks, the cutting-edge discussions are intended to inspire group consensus and shared recommendations to push forward the debate on the foundation’s key policy areas.

Courier Courier
The newest issue of Courier features an interview with award-winning author Anchee Min on China, peace, and human dignity. The issue also examines the need for more ambitious climate diplomacy in order to protect areas like the Marshall Islands and explores the critical need for preventing political violence that can lead to mass atrocities and genocide.

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Nuclear Security Video Nuclear Security Video
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

Now Showing Now Showing
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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