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Securing Vulnerable Nuclear Materials: Meeting the Global Challenge

Kenneth N. Luongo
Policy Analysis Brief
November 2009

Better control of vulnerable nuclear materials is a pressing worldwide concern. Effective international cooperation is essential, not only to thwart potential terrorism but to meet the Obama administration’s goal of securing all vulnerable nuclear materials within four years and to create the conditions necessary for eventual nuclear disarmament.

Noted specialist and former senior Energy Department official Kenneth N. Luongo explains the complicated context of existing international commitments, sovereignty concerns, current initiatives, and major trends by region. He highlights the need for a greater global consensus if there is to be any hope of meeting—or approaching—the president’s four-year goal. In this brief, Luongo offers a specific policy agenda and road map to meet this critical global security objective.

Read an op-ed published by Kenneth Luongo published by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

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