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Nuclear Threats and Security Challenges

  • Samuel Apikyan
  • David Diamond

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Nuclear Security and Nonproliferation

  3. Combating Nuclear Terrorism

  4. Advanced Technologies for Nuclear Safety and Security

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Kai Vetter, Dan Chivers, Brian Quiter
      Pages 179-192
    3. Leticia Pibida, Anne Sallaska
      Pages 207-215
    4. Massimo Morichi, Roger Abou-Khalil, Philippe Dubart, William Russ
      Pages 217-228
    5. Michael Sossong, Gary Blanpied, Sankaran Kumar, Sean Simon
      Pages 229-243
  5. Nuclear and Radiological Preparedness

About these proceedings

Introduction

With the dissolution of the Soviet Union the nuclear threats facing the world are constantly evolving and have grown more complex since the end of the Cold War. The diversion of complete weapon systems or nuclear material to rogue nations and terrorist organizations has increased. The events of the past years have proved the necessity to reevaluate these threats on a level never before considered. 
In recognition that no single country possesses all of the answers to the critical scientific, institutional and legal questions associated with combating nuclear and radiological terrorism, the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on “Preparedness for Nuclear and Radiological Threats” and this proceeding was structured to promote wide-ranging, multi-national exploration of critical technology needs and underlying scientific challenges to reducing the threat of nuclear/radiological terrorism; to illustrate through country-specific presentations how resulting technologies were used in national programs; and to outline the role of legal, policy and institutional frameworks in countering nuclear/radiological terrorism. One key outcome of this book is better understanding of the interdependent contributions from across the international community of the scientific and technological components and the legal, policy and institutional components to combating nuclear and radiological threats.

Keywords

National preparedness Nuclear preparedness Nuclear security Nuclear terrorism Nuclear threats Radiation emergency

Editors and affiliations

  • Samuel Apikyan
    • 1
  • David Diamond
    • 2
  1. 1.National Center of Security and ProtectionUSA
  2. 2.Brookhaven National LaboratoryUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9894-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-9893-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-9894-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1874-6500
  • Series Online ISSN 1874-6535
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