Nuclear Challenges

The Nuclear Threat Initiative’s third public assessment of nuclear materials security conditions around the world finds that progress on reducing the threat of catastrophic nuclear terrorism has slowed and major gaps remain in the global nuclear security system. The MacArthur-supported Nuclear Materials Security Index was created to assess the security of nuclear materials around the world and to engage governments to take actions and provide assurances about the security of the world’s deadliest materials. For the first time, this year’s index also assesses the potential for sabotage of nuclear facilities around the world. The latest edition comes in advance of the fourth Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C., which will gather more than 50 world leaders to discuss the issue. 

Nuclear Challenges, Nuclear, Peace & Security, Research