Iran Deal Resources, Preventing Cyber Nuclear Attacks, Letter to Presidents Trump and Putin, and more

By Newsroom America Feeds at 13 Jul 2017

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July 13, 2017 Two Years After the Iran Deal, Progress and Updates

Friday marks the second anniversary of the signing of the landmark Iran nuclear agreement. “With this agreement, the IAEA has been given unprecedented tools for looking at the Iran nuclear program,” NTI CEO Ernest Moniz said in 2016. For historical information on Iran’s nuclear agreement, as well as analysis on Iran’s compliance with the terms of the deal, NTI and the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) have compiled the best resources and analysis, including a new video on Iran’s progress since the signing, a country profile , 3D missile models , and more. READ MORE Letter to Presidents Trump and Putin; Background Info on U.S./Russia Nuclear Programs Des Browne , Wolfgang Ischinger , Igor Ivanov , and Sam Nunn wrote a letter to Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin urging the two leaders to use the July 7-8 G20 meeting to work together on reducing nuclear and other military risks and preventing catastrophic terrorist attacks. The letter was recommended in a Washington Post editorial and the subject of Senator Nunn’s recent appearance on “Andrea Mitchell Reports” (MSNBC). An article by the TASS Russian News Agency indicated Moscow’s interest in the recommendations. Additionally, NTI and CNS have resources for the public and the news media on the U.S. and Russian nuclear programs. READ MORE U.S. Nuclear Facilities Targeted by Cyber Attacks: Resources and Recommendations News reports this week indicate that hackers have targeted U.S. nuclear plants in a wide-ranging hacking campaign since at least May. Officials have stated that nuclear safety systems remain intact, but given the risk and the stakes, governments and industry must increase their focus on the cyber threat. NTI’s report, Outpacing Cyber Threats: Priorities for Cybersecurity at Nuclear Facilities offers four ambitious priorities for reducing cyber vulnerabilities at nuclear facilities. Find more cyber nuclear security resources here . READ MORE North Korea Tests ICBM: Resources for Journalists North Korea tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) last week, which experts say demonstrates the country’s capability to strike as far as Alaska. NTI and CNS offer critical resources to better understand the capacity, background and history of the North Korean nuclear program, including a missile test database , an infographic illustrating North Korea’s missile capabilities, missile models , a country profile , and more. READ MORE

Help Build a Safer World

Every day, NTI works to protect our lives, livelihoods, environment, and quality of life from the risks posed by weapons of mass destruction and disruption, now and for future generations. More NTI News

- Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev recently announced that the IAEA low enriched uranium (LEU) bank in Kazakhstan, a project jump-started by NTI, will open on August 29th. Learn more about this important effort to prevent the proliferation of nuclear materials and technology. - During a debate in Canada’s House of Commons, the Hon. Andrew Leslie, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, highlighted NTI’s International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification (IPNDV) as an example of positive progress for nuclear disarmament policy. The IPNDV is an international initiative, co-led by NTI and the U.S. Department of State. - NTI experts will present at the 58th annual Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) meeting beginning on July 17th. Read the papers , on topics including radiological security, U.S.-Russia cooperation, and nuclear disarmament verification. - NTI’s Dr. Elizabeth Cameron explains why the rapid globalization of synthetic biology portends an urgent need for a global dialogue to create biosecurity and safety norms . Cameron also spoke about the need for countries to invest in pandemic preparedness at a recent discussion on Capitol Hill. - A new analysis by CNS experts Ferenc Dalnoki-Veress and Miles Pomper examines the use of hospital blood irradiators containing cesium-137, a radioactive isotope that can too easily be stolen by terrorists and used to build “dirty bombs.” - NTI Vice President Deborah Rosenblum recently discussed radiological risks at the International Forum of Terrorism Risk (Re)insurance Pools. - Meet David Schmerler , a research associate at CNS who spends his days working on 3D models, videos, and conducting research on North Korea. He also works on projects on Iran, Russia and China. News from our Global Leadership Networks

- Two new policy briefs from the Asia Pacific Leadership Network examine governance in the region for the peaceful use of nuclear energy.


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