Book Title: Nuclear Security: Countering the Threat From States and Non-State Actors

Authors: David Bernell; Ben Wickizer; and Meredith Bowers

Book Description: The danger posed by nuclear weapons and fissile materials is ever present. The end of the Cold War and the significant reduction in the size of Russian and U.S. nuclear stockpiles did not change this fact of life. There are now nine states that possess nuclear weapons – the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, China, Israel, India, Pakistan, and North Korea – and the number of nuclear weapons in the world in 2019 is estimated to be almost 14,000. In addition, the production of highly-enriched uranium and plutonium continues in several places, while more than 440 civilian nuclear facilities around the world are in operation, posing their own particular risks. When one also considers that non-state actors constitute a significant global danger and the potential for nuclear terrorism, it is clear the need for nuclear security remains paramount. There is no other type of weapon that comes close to doing the level of damage that nuclear weapons can inflict.

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David Bernell; Ben Wickizer; and Meredith Bowers

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Nuclear Security: Countering the Threat From States and Non-State Actors by David Bernell, Meredith Bowers & Ben Wickizer is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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Title
Nuclear Security: Countering the Threat From States and Non-State Actors
Authors
David Bernell; Ben Wickizer; and Meredith Bowers
License

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Nuclear Security: Countering the Threat From States and Non-State Actors by David Bernell, Meredith Bowers & Ben Wickizer is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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Primary Subject
Security, safety and protection skills / professions
Publisher
Oregon State University
Publication Date
November 18, 2019
Print ISBN
978-1-955101-02-8