The following papers examine both the substantive issues that the Nuclear Security Summit process seeks to address as well as the value and effectiveness of the NSS process itself. Releated workshop materials and papers can be found on our Nuclear Security Summit program page.

*This research was supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

"The 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit and HEU Minimization," by Miles A. Pomper

Highly enriched uranium (HEU) is one of the most dangerous materials in the world, thanks to the ease with which it can be utilized in a nuclear explosive device. Unlike [Read More]

"Road to the 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit," by Bong-Geun Jun

The second Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) will be held in Seoul, South Korea, on March 26-27, 2012. This summit, officially named “The 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit,” will [Read More]

"2010 Nuclear Security Summit National Commitment Implementation," by Michelle Cann

At the 2010 Washington Nuclear Security Summit, 47 nations signed consensus documents outlining how they planned to prevent nuclear terrorism by strengthening global nuclear [Read More]

"Nuclear Safety and Security at the 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit," by Sharon Squassoni

As Seoul prepares to host the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit, the meeting will probably resemble its predecessor in many ways. Three years after President Obama's Prague speech, [Read More]

"Building a Better International Nuclear Security Standard," by William Tobey

That al Qaeda or another group bent on inflicting the maximum possible carnage might attain a nuclear capability is the greatest threat to international security today. A 1986 [Read More]

"Nuclear Security Governance for the 21st Century: Assessment and Action Plan," by Kenneth Luongo

The upcoming Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) in Seoul, South Korea, will raise the international profile of the threat of nuclear terrorism and focus attention on the need to better [Read More]

"Ensuring the Security of Radioactive Sources: National and Global Responsibilities," by Charles Ferguson

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"Ensuring the Security of Radioactive Sources: National and Global Responsibilities," by Charles Ferguson

For most of human existence, people were unaware of the powerful nuclear forces deep inside atoms, although they were exposed to natural background radiation derived from these [Read More]

"Maintaining High-Level Focus on Nuclear Security," by Mark Fitzpatrick and Jasper Pandza

This paper explores how nuclear security can be maintained at the top of the international agenda following the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul and the third summit to be [Read More]