Transparency: Nuclear Weapons and Fissile Material
April 7, 2017The Proliferation Prevention Program hosted an experts’ workshop on transparency measures for nuclear weapons and fissile material on February 13, 2017, at CSIS headquarters. The findings reported here represent some of the key points from the meeting. Top experts who have produced public estimates of nuclear weapons and fissile material stockpiles for decades discussed some of the challenges and opportunities in developing those estimates with consumers of the analyses. The experts explored what we know, how we know it, and how to move forward to improve the estimates. They laid the groundwork for clearer definitions and goals of transparency from governments, the benefits and risks of such transparency, and policy approaches to coax greater transparency from states that possess nuclear weapons.
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