In April 2009, US President Barack Obama outlined a comprehensive nuclear agenda in a speech in Prague that included a commitment to “secure all vulnerable nuclear material around the world in four years.” The Nuclear Security Summits have improved awareness of the threat and produced some reforms, but more work is needed to bolster a regime that is largely voluntary. In addition to establishing baseline standards of security, countries should consider a strong, regular peer review system, elimination and/or minimization of HEU or separated Pu in the civilian sectors, a switch to LEU for naval fuel, and establishing an infrastructure (if not a new legal regime) for information exchange, training and development of security cultures.
Multimedia62nd Pugwash Conference: Future of civilian nuclear energy in Astana, Kazakhstan - Event; August 29, 2017
Book Launch: Insider Threats; May 10, 2017
Beyond the Nuclear Security Summits: the Role of Centers of Nuclear Security Excellence; March 29, 2016
Policy Recommendations for the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit; June 29, 2015
CSIS Publications & ReportsReport: ISCN-CSIS Washington Workshop 2016 Nuclear Security Collaboration Between CoEs and Civil Society: Filling the Gaps, by Sharon Squassoni; September 2, 2016
Report: Nuclear Security and Regional Fuel Cycle Decisions: Northeast Asia, by Sharon Squassoni; January 26, 2016
Policy Perspectives: Managing Nuclear Security Risks Post-2016: The Case for Centers of Excellence, by Sharon Squassoni; November 9, 2015
Report: Collaboration Among Centers of Excellence in Asia, Co-hosted by CSIS and the Stanley Foundation, by Sharon Squassoni and Bobby Kim; March 18, 2015
Report: Integrating Nuclear Security Policy & Technology: Asian Centers of Excellence, by Kenneth N. Luongo and Sarah Williams; Jul 15, 2014
The incredible shrinking nuclear offset to climate change
By Sharon Squassoni, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientist. January 2, 2017
Nuclear Reprocessing Brings Unneeded Security Risks to East Asia
By Sharon Squassoni, Global Times. March 2014.
Building a Nuclear Security Framework From the Ground Up: Encouraging Coordination Among Centers of Excellence in Northeast Asia
By Sharon Squassoni, Policy Analysis Brief, The Stanley Foundation, March 2013.
Inching Forward at the Seoul Nuclear Security Summit
By Sharon Squassoni, Asia Pacific Bulletin. East-West Center. April 2012.
Nuclear Safety and Security at the 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit
By Sharon Squassoni, USKI Working Paper Series. US-Korea Institute at SAIS: Johns Hopkins University. March 2012.
How Can Countries Ensure that the Nuclear Security Summit Does Not Lose Momentum and Become Just Another Gathering?
By Sharon Squassoni, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. March 2012.
Nuclear Security at the Seoul Summit
By Sharon Squassoni, Global Asia. March 2012.