Tagged: nuclear

The U.N. Security Council Needs Your Help!

In 2004, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), concerned over the threat of illicit trafficking of nuclear material and technology, passed Resolution 1540. The resolution, seeking to prevent non state actors from acquiring Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), requires states to penalize parties attempting to proliferate WMD and install domestic...

A Step in the Right Direction: The Framework to Prevent an Iranian Nuclear Weapon

The international community has taken harsh measures to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, including imposing severe economic sanctions, and more intrusive actions, such as Stuxnet. Throughout his time in office, President Obama has maintained his commitment to resolving this issue diplomatically. When Hassan Rouhani became president of Iran in...

Hagel Addresses Shortcomings in U.S. Nuclear Deterrent Mission

“As long as we have nuclear weapons, we will and we must ensure that they are safe, secure and effective.” -Defense Secretary Hagel As a result of the July 2014 “Independent Review of the Department of Defense Nuclear Enterprise” report, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced this week that a 10...

A World Without Nukes: Ranking the World’s Strongest Conventional Military Powers

In a world free from nuclear weapons, how would the military powers of the world stack up? This is a question that the Global Firepower (GFP) database seeks to answer. The GFP database provides “a unique analytical display” of data concerning over 100 of the world’s top military powers, allowing...

Advancing Nuclear Security: Evaluating Progress and Setting Goals

The Project on Managing the Atom of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs released today its lead-up report to the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit, which takes place March 24-25, 2014 in The Hague. The report, “Advancing Nuclear Security: Evaluating Progress and Setting New Goals”, “outlines what was accomplished...