Tag Archives: nuclear security

BALANCING NUCLEAR GEOPOLITICS AND NONPROLIFERATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Last week, two articles highlighted the complex geopolitical and global security challenges posed by Saudi Arabia’s decision to build nuclear power plants.  One argued that a Saudi rejection of the Westinghouse bid to construct their first two plants would be a clear win for U.S. nonproliferation policy. The other underscored that decreasing U.S. engagement in…
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Reported Accomplishments of Selected Threat Reduction and Nonproliferation Programs, by Agency for Fiscal Year 2011

This annual report summarizes the activities and accomplishments of cooperative threat reduction and nonproliferation programs conducted in the Russian Federation, other former Soviet states, and around the globe by the Departments of Defense, Energy, and State. Progress reports issued by the aforementioned departments in their annual budget requests to Congress are the primary sources of…
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Obama Administration Slashes Nuclear Security Funding: FY13 Budget Request for US International WMD Security Programs

The Obama Administration’s fiscal year 2013 (FY13) budget request dramatically reduces funding for international weapons of mass destruction (WMD) security programs from the FY12 appropriated level. Funding for National Nuclear Security Administration programs are nearly a quarter (23.3 percent) below the FY12 appropriation. While the Department of Defense’s Cooperative Threat Reduction program is increased slightly…
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