Radiological

Discussion with Irene Lusztig, the film director, moderated by Jean du Preez

Richland Film Screening and Discussion with Director Irene Lusztig

The film is centered on Richland, WA, the city with the site that produced weapons-grade plutonium for the Manhattan Project and is currently betting its future on its nuclear origin.

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To Secure Kazakhstan’s Uranium, Chinese Players Were Compelled to Accommodate Local Partners

Kazakhstan has leveraged its natural uranium resources to hold the reins in its nuclear fuel–related dealings with China.

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Nonproliferation Review and CNS Announce McElvany Award Winners

Grand Prize winner: “A tale of two fuel cycles: defining enrichment and reprocessing in the nonproliferation regime” by Sidra Hamidi and Chantell Murphy.

William Potter, Sarah Bidgood, and Hanna Notte

Death Dust: The Rise, Decline, and Future of Radiological Weapons Programs – CISAC Stanford

Death Dust explores the largely unknown history of the rise and demise of RW—sometimes portrayed as a “poor man’s nuclear weapon”—through a series of comparative case studies across the United States, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, Egypt, and Iraq.

Sarah Bidgood, William Potter, and Hanna Notte

Death Dust: The Rise, Decline and Future of Radiological Weapons Programs

This seminar focuses on the findings of the recently published book “Death Dust: The Rise, Decline and Future of Radiological Weapons Programs.”

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Diversification from Russian nuclear fuel requires market-oriented solutions

Western governments would do well to incentivize and assist market players protecting their conversion and enrichment supply chains until new capacity can be added.

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Uranium Security in the DRC

With multiple compromises on the perimeter, as well as poorly placed guard towers, the Shinkolobwe mine is not as secured as it should be.

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Why the World Should Still Worry About Dirty Bombs

Despite attempts to ban radiological weapons, challenges persist in achieving consensus, highlighting the necessity for global collaboration, legal restraints, nonproliferation commitments, and public education to deter their proliferation.

William Potter and Charles Oppenheimer

Oppenheimer on Oppenheimer: A Family Perspective with Charles Oppenheimer and CNS Experts

Charles Oppenheimer is leading the Oppenheimer Project which promotes, advocates, and invests in the values of J. Robert Oppenheimer.

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AI and Atoms: How Artificial Intelligence is Revolutionizing Nuclear Material Production

AI has significant potential to improve nuclear material production associated with the development and production of nuclear weapons.