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  • Nuclear Weapons Security Crises: What Does History Teach?
    "The past 2 decades have seen an increase in nuclear dangers. Arsenals have been operationalized in India and Pakistan, and China seems to be augmenting its own. North Korea has crossed the nuclear threshold, and Iran seems to… more
    Sokolski, Henry D.; Tertrais, Bruno
    2013-07
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Government Reports

  • Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty: Background and Current Developments [September 1, 2016]
    "A ban on all nuclear tests is the oldest item on the nuclear arms control agenda. Three treaties that entered into force between 1963 and 1990 limit, but do not ban, such tests. In 1996, the United Nations General Assembly ad… more
    Nikitin, Mary Beth Dunham
    2016-09-01
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  • Iran-North Korea-Syria Ballistic Missile and Nuclear Cooperation [April 16, 2014]
    "All three countries discussed in this report have short-range ballistic missiles. Iran and North Korea also have medium-range ballistic missiles; North Korea has intermediate-range ballistic missiles as well. North Korea has … more
    Kerr, Paul K.; Nikitin, Mary Beth Dunham; Hildreth, Steven A.
    2014-04-16
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  • Next Steps in Nuclear Arms Control with Russia: Issues for Congress [January 6, 2014]
    "The role of Congress in the arms control process depends on the mechanism used to reduce forces. If the United States and Russia sign a formal treaty, then the Senate must signal its advice and consent with a vote of two-thir… more
    Woolf, Amy F.
    2014-01-06
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  • Nuclear Weapons R&D Organizations in Nine Nations [May 1, 2013]
    "Since 1945, seven nations--China, France, India, Pakistan, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States--have developed and currently deploy nuclear weapons. North Korea tested a low-yield nuclear explosive device in Oct… more
    Medalia, Jonathan E.; Belkin, Paul; Kan, Shirley; Kerr, Paul K.; Mix, Derek E.; Nikitin, Mary Beth Dunham; Zanotti, Jim
    2013-05-01
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Hearings & Testimony

  • National Nuclear Security Administration Weapons Activities: Hearing Before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, February 14, 2013
    This testimony compilation is from the February 14, 2013 hearing, "National Nuclear Security Administration Weapons Activities," before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Energy and … more
    2013-02-14
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  • S. Hrg. 112-549: Managing Interagency Nuclear Nonproliferation Efforts: Are We Effectively Securing Nuclear Materials Around the World? Hearing Before the Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia Subcommittee of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Second Session, March 14, 2012
    From the statement of Daniel Akaka: "Today the Subcommittee will examine interagency efforts to prevent nuclear and radiological materials from falling into the wrong hands. Since 1999, I have chaired 10 related hearings on th… more
    2012
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  • Serial No. 112-110: Preventing Nuclear Terrorism: Does DHS Have an Effective and Efficient Nuclear Detection Strategy? Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Second Session, July 26, 2012
    This is the July 26, 2012 hearing on "Preventing Nuclear Terrorism: Does DHS Have an Effective and Efficient Nuclear Detection Strategy?," held before the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Cybersecurit… more
    2013
    443KB
  • Serial No. 113-77: Oversight of DOE's Strategy for the Management and Disposal of Used Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, July 31, 2013
    This is the July 31, 2013 hearing on "Oversight of DOE's Strategy for the Management and Disposal of Used Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste," held before the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommitte… more
    2014
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Studies & Reports

  • Iran Nuclear Agreement [July 30, 2015]
    "On July 14, 2015, Iran and the six powers that have negotiated with Iran about its nuclear program since 2006 (the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, China, and Germany--collectively known as the P5+1) finaliz… more
    Katzman, Kenneth; Kerr, Paul K.
    2015-07-30
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  • Report on Nuclear Employment Strategy of the United States Specified in Section 491 of 10 U.S.C.
    "The Secretary of Defense, on behalf of the President, is submitting this report on Nuclear Employment Strategy of the United States in accordance with Section 491 of 10 U.S.C. Section 491 states: By not later than 60 days bef… more
    2013-06-12
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  • U.S.-China Nuclear Cooperation Agreement [August 18, 2015]
    "Negotiated by the Reagan Administration nearly 30 years ago, the current U.S. peaceful nuclear cooperation agreement with the People's Republic of China (PRC) is set to expire on December 30, 2015. President Obama submitted a… more
    Holt, Mark; Nikitin, Mary Beth Dunham; Kerr, Paul K.
    2015-08-18
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Treaties & International Agreements

  • Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
    The NPT is a collection of eleven articles designed to prevent new countries from obtaining nuclear weapons, to promote disarmament, and to establish a system for safeguards and verification.
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Websites

  • American Nuclear Society [website]
    "The American Nuclear Society is a not-for-profit, international, scientific and educational organization. It was established by a group of individuals who recognized the need to unify the professional activities within the di… more
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  • International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) [website]
    "The IAEA [International Atomic Energy Agency] is the world's center of cooperation in the nuclear field. It was set up as the world's 'Atoms for Peace' organization in 1957 within the United Nations family. The Agency works w… more
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  • U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) [website]
    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is an independent agency established by the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 to regulate civilian use of nuclear materials. The NRC's primary mission is to protect the public heal… more
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