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Volume 33, Issue 2.
Andrew Newman and Matthew Bunn, nuclear security experts at Harvard's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, discuss the state of security concerning the world's stockpiles of fissile material. After presenting two examples that highlight potential nuclear insecurity--one from Georgia and the other from South Africa-they examine the ... read moreefficacy of U.S.-based and international programs that have been adopted to prevent future breaches. Despite progress, Newman and Bunn have found cause for concern. In response, the authors offer eight recommendations that address the root causes of these shortcomings and they describe a multi-layered approach to securing nuclear stockpiles and reducing the risk of nuclear terrorism.