Bipartisan Group Produces Crash Course on Nuclear Threats,Countermeasures

By Carlton Purvis

"20 years after the end of the Cold War, and 10 years after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the nuclear security debate has not fully adjusted to modern realities and threats. The United States has not yet fully articulated a strategy for dealing with Iran's questionable nuclear activities, the threat of nuclear terrorism, or the utility of nuclear deterrence in the 21st century. The Nuclear Security Index provides an excellent primer on these vital issues and will equip readers to understand the latest headlines as well as longer-term nuclear trends," said Dr. Janne Nolan, director of Nuclear Security Programs at ASP.

The report also notes that Iran, North Korea, and Syria are the states most commonly seen as a nuclear proliferation threat and lists India, Israel, North Korea, and Pakistan as countries that have yet to sign the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.

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