Elena Sokova Articles

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Understanding Nuclear Weapon Risks: Non-State Actors and Nuclear Weapons

Assessment of the risks of nuclear weapons and materials falling into wrong hands and efforts to deny terrorists and non-state actors access.

Donald Trump August 19, 2015 (Credit: Michael Vadon, Wikimedia Commons)

President-Elect Trump Calls to “Strengthen and Expand” US Nuclear Capability

CNS experts available for comment.


Improving the Security of All Nuclear Materials

A report on legal, political, and institutional options to advance international oversight.

CNS senior experts teach nonproliferation to future Chilean diplomats

The week-long course in Santiago is part of a strong and growing relationship between the Chilean Foreign Ministry and CNS.

Highly Enriched Uranium-Free Zones

The Case for Highly Enriched Uranium Free Zones

Regional HEU-free zones would help cement a global norm against civilian HEU use and strengthen nonproliferation and disarmament efforts.

How can we push for tighter security for nuclear weapons?

Despite progress toward improving security for civilian nuclear materials, there is little appetite to open a discussion on developing security guidelines for these dangerous materials and weapons in military programs.

Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria. (Photo: D. Calma/IAEA)

Safeguards and Middle East Issues Signal Contention at the 2014 IAEA General Conference

CNS and VCDNP experts review main issues facing the 2014 IAEA General Conference.

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano, CNS Director William Potter

Nuclear Verification Challenges and Opportunities

On 19-20 June 2014, VCDNP and CNS held a diplomatic workshop in Baden, Austria.

IAEA Iraq Inspections

IAEA Iraq Inspections: Lessons Learned and Future Implications

Hans Blix and other experts discuss lessons learned from the IAEA inspections in Iraq in the 1990s.

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Experts Provide Insights on 2013 International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) General Conference

Experts prepared Fact Sheets on the issues facing member states.