Matthew Bunn

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First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

Amid Ukraine Discord, U.S. Resumes Nuclear-Security Work in Russia

Protesters on Wednesday hold "an angry Matryoshka" doll with a weapon and placard reading "Boycott Russia!" during an action in central Kiev, calling for a boycott of Russian goods. Despite disagreements over Ukraine, the United States is resuming nuclear-security ... [Published National Journal - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Mar 26 2014 - Updated Mar 27 2014 - 1 reports

Nations Pledge to Follow Security Guidelines for 'Dirty Bomb' Material

Daily News on Nuclear, Biological & Chemical Weapons, Terrorism and Related IssuesMarch 26, 2014By Douglas P. Guarino Twenty-three nations participating in the Nuclear Security Summit in the Netherlands this week said they intend to comply with international ... [Published Nuclear Threat Initiative - Mar 26 2014]
First reported Mar 26 2014 - Updated Mar 26 2014 - 1 reports

N.Korea Hints at 4th Nuke Test

North Korea on Monday hinted at the possibility of another nuclear test, saying it may take further steps to demonstrate its "nuclear deterrent."In a press conference at UN headquarters in New York on Monday, Pyongyang's deputy chief of mission to the ... [Published Digital Chosun - Mar 26 2014]
First reported Mar 26 2014 - Updated Mar 26 2014 - 1 reports

Japan surrenders part of its nuclear stockpile

PBS NEWSHOUR for disposal Aired: 03/24/2014 05:26 Rating: NRJapan said it would relinquish a large cache of weapons-grade plutonium and highly enriched uranium -- enough to build dozens of nuclear weapons -- to the U.S. for disposal, just as a nuclear ... [Published PBS Socal - Mar 26 2014]
First reported Mar 25 2014 - Updated Mar 25 2014 - 1 reports

Japan surrenders part of its nuclear stockpile for disposal

GWEN IFILL: Finally tonight: dismantling the world’s nuclear arsenal.RELATED LINKS Read the full Harvard report on setting goals for nuclear security More resources on nuclear security from Harvard's Belfer Center Japan agreed today it would relinquish ... [Published PBS - Mar 25 2014]
First reported Mar 24 2014 - Updated Mar 24 2014 - 1 reports

Minimising nuclear terrorism to top agenda at Hague summit

Agreement to minimise the use of highly enriched uranium and an improved strategy to protect vulnerable civilian plutonium stocks are expected to be two of the main elements in the final communique from the 58-nation Nuclear Security Summit, which opens ... [Published Irish Times - Mar 24 2014]
First reported Mar 21 2014 - Updated Mar 21 2014 - 1 reports

UN: 'Dirty bomb' threat

There are still 27 countries - including the United States - which need to ratify the amendment, which expands the coverage from only the protection of nuclear material in international transport to also include domestic use, transport and storage."It ... [Published Sunday Star-Times - Mar 21 2014]
First reported Mar 21 2014 - Updated Mar 21 2014 - 1 reports

The Biggest Cliche of All: ‘Hard-Liners Waiting in the Wings’

You’ve heard the argument before, perhaps the single most-used foreign-policy cliché: “if we don’t work with the current regime — totalitarian, authoritarian, or otherwise repressive as it is — the hard-liners waiting in the wings will take over, and ... [Published Pajamas Media - Mar 21 2014]
First reported Mar 21 2014 - Updated Mar 21 2014 - 1 reports

Issue Advocates Want Hague Summit to Phase Out Some Radiological Materials

Human blood awaiting transfusion. Nonproliferation advocates are urging world leaders at next week's Nuclear Security Summit to take steps towards replacing radiological materials used to irradiate blood prior to transfusion with technologies that could ... [Published National Journal - Mar 21 2014]
First reported Mar 21 2014 - Updated Mar 21 2014 - 1 reports

Belfer Center: Advancing Nuclear Security: Evaluating Progress and Setting New Goals

loading...Authors: Matthew Bunn, Martin B. Malin, Nickolas Roth, and William H. TobeyMarch 21, 2014"The threat of nuclear and radiological terrorism has not disappeared, though the world has made important progress in reducing these risks. Urgent new ... [Published Council On Foreign Relations - Mar 21 2014]
First reported Mar 21 2014 - Updated Mar 21 2014 - 1 reports

Improving security for nuclear explosives remains a diplomatic struggle

The language on plutonium also represents longstanding U.S. policy. At a speech in Seoul during the 2012 nuclear security summit, President Obama summarized U.S. concerns about plutonium stockpiles. “We simply can’t go on accumulating huge amounts of ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Mar 21 2014]
First reported Mar 18 2014 - Updated Mar 18 2014 - 1 reports

Officials Eye New Nuclear Security Gains Beyond Next Week's Summit

Daily News on Nuclear, Biological & Chemical Weapons, Terrorism and Related IssuesMarch 18, 2014By Douglas P. Guarino With the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit less than a week away, the Obama administration and outside observers already are beginning to ... [Published Nuclear Threat Initiative - Mar 18 2014]

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...that will remain is dedicated to the recycling project, which is decades behind schedule because of technical problems and opposition to recycling. "it is absurd that japan is still seeing plutonium recycling as a ticket to energy security" said Matthew Bunn, an associate professor at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard
"there's a huge problem of sustainability, there are problems of security culture, there's still weakness in insider protection and we still need to be working together" Bunn said
"Essentially what it means is just that the shipments have not been seized by terrorists so far," Bunn said. "it used to be legal to send plutonium by regular mail, and the industry complained loudly when the [u ss nuclear regulatory commission] started requiring any armed guards at all."

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Japan pushes plan to stockpile plutonium, despi... [Published Times of India - Apr 10 2014]
Amid Ukraine Discord, U.S. Resumes Nuclear-Secu... [Published National Journal - Apr 09 2014]
The Hague Nuclear Security Summit: Will The Mom... [Published Eurasia Review - Mar 30 2014]
Yes, Obama Really Is Worried About a Manhattan ... [Published Time - Mar 26 2014]
Yes, Obama Really Is Worried About a Manhattan ... [Published Swampland - Mar 26 2014]
Yes, Obama Really Is Worried About a Manhattan ... [Published TIME.com - Mar 26 2014]
Nations Pledge to Follow Security Guidelines fo... [Published Nuclear Threat Initiative - Mar 26 2014]
N.Korea Hints at 4th Nuke Test [Published Digital Chosun - Mar 26 2014]
Japan surrenders part of its nuclear stockpile [Published PBS Socal - Mar 26 2014]
Japan surrenders part of its nuclear stockpile ... [Published PBS - Mar 25 2014]
Minimising nuclear terrorism to top agenda at ... [Published Irish Times - Mar 24 2014]
UN: 'Dirty bomb' threat [Published Sunday Star-Times - Mar 21 2014]
The Biggest Cliche of All: ‘Hard-Liners Waiting... [Published Pajamas Media - Mar 21 2014]
Issue Advocates Want Hague Summit to Phase Out ... [Published National Journal - Mar 21 2014]
Belfer Center: Advancing Nuclear Security: Eval... [Published Council On Foreign Relations - Mar 21 2014]
Improving security for nuclear explosives remai... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Mar 21 2014]
Ipswich: Countess of Wessex shows her support f... [Published East Anglian Daily Times - Mar 19 2014]
Officials Eye New Nuclear Security Gains Beyond... [Published Nuclear Threat Initiative - Mar 18 2014]
World leaders seek action to counter nuclear te... [Published Reuters - Mar 17 2014]
Event: Nuclear Security and Japan’s Plutonium P... [Published Brookings Institution - Mar 14 2014]
Colchester: Appeal after church near Colchester... [Published East Anglian Daily Times - Mar 14 2014]
Nuclear Security and Japan’s Plutonium Path [Published Brookings: Latest From Brookings - Mar 14 2014]
Our nuclear insecurity [Published Harvard University Gazette - Mar 13 2014]
Our nuclear insecurity [Published Harvard Gazette - Mar 12 2014]
White House Expects Russia to Stick to Arms Tre... [Published National Journal - Mar 12 2014]
Don’t Worry, Ukraine Won’t Go Nuclear [Published Time - Mar 12 2014]
Don’t Worry, Ukraine Won’t Go Nuclear [Published TIME.com - Mar 12 2014]
Don’t Worry, Ukraine Won’t Go Nuclear [Published Swampland - Mar 12 2014]
A World Awash In A Nuclear Explosive? [Published Huffington Post - Mar 10 2014]
A world awash in a nuclear explosive? [Published Center For Public Integrity - Mar 10 2014]
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Yes, Obama Really Is Worried About a Manhattan ... [Published Swampland - Mar 26 2014]
President Obama invoked a bracing image responding to a question about the threat Russia poses to America while speaking at a nuclear security summit in Brussels Tuesday. More Poll: Americans Sour on Obama’s Foreign Policy President Obama Prepares to ...
Yes, Obama Really Is Worried About a Manhattan ... [Published TIME.com - Mar 26 2014]
President Obama invoked a bracing image responding to a question about the threat Russia poses to America while speaking at a nuclear security summit in Brussels Tuesday. More Poll: Americans Sour on Obama’s Foreign Policy President Obama Prepares to ...
Nuclear Security and Japan’s Plutonium Path [Published Brookings: Latest From Brookings - Mar 14 2014]
Event Information March 14, 20141:30 PM - 3:30 PM EDT Falk AuditoriumThe Brookings Institution1775 Massachusetts Ave., NWWashington, DC Register for the Event At the third Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague, beginning March 24, world leaders will ...
Our nuclear insecurity [Published Harvard Gazette - Mar 12 2014]
As the intense conflict between Russia and Ukraine continues, and talk of a return to Cold War-style politics heats up, top world leaders, including President Vladimir Putin and President Obama, are slated to meet later this month to discuss how ...
Don’t Worry, Ukraine Won’t Go Nuclear [Published TIME.com - Mar 12 2014]
As Russia helps itself to Crimea , some Ukrainians are wishing they had a nuclear deterrent against Vladimir Putin’s territorial ambitions. Ukraine had a vast nuclear arsenal once, after all, which it gave up 20 years ago. More Spain Mourn Victims of ...
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