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India-US Cover India-United States Cooperation on Global Security: Summary of a Workshop on Technical Aspects of Civilian Nuclear Materials Security

The U.S. government has made safeguarding of weapons-grade plutonium and highly enriched uranium an international policy priority, and convened The 2010 Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C., on April 12 and 13, 2010. Forty six governments sent delegations to the summit and twenty nine of them made national commitments to support nuclear security. During the Summit, India announced its commitment to establish a Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership. The Centre is to be open to international participation through academic exchanges, training, and research and development efforts.
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CTBT CoverThe Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty: Technical Issues for the United States 

This report reviews and updates the 2002 National Research Council report, Technical Issues Related to the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). This report also assesses various topics and emphasizes the use of modernized production facilities and a competent and capable workforce with a broad base of nuclear security expertise.
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Bio CoverBiosecurity Challenges of the Global Expansion of High-Containment Biological Laboratories: Summary of a Workshop

During July 10-13, 2011, 68 participants from 32 countries gathered in Istanbul, Turkey for a workshop organized by the United States National Research Council on Anticipating Biosecurity Challenges of the Global Expansion of High-containment Biological Laboratories. The United States Department of State's Biosecurity Engagement Program sponsored the workshop, which was held in partnership with the Turkish Academy of Sciences. The international workshop examined biosafety and biosecurity issues related to the design, construction, maintenance, and operation of high-containment biological laboratories. This report summarizes the workshop discussion.  
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Metrics CoverImproving Metrics for the Department of Defense Cooperative Threat Reduction Program 

Directed by Congress, the Secretary of Defense completed a report describing DoD's metrics for the CTR Program (here called the DoD Metrics Report) in September 2010 and, as required in the same law, contracted with the National Academy of Sciences to review the metrics DoD developed and identify possible additional or alternative metrics, if necessary. Improving Metrics for the DoD Cooperative Threat Reduction Program provides that review and advice.
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Global Security Engagement: A New Method for Cooperative Threat Reduction

The government's first Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) programs were created in 1991 to eliminate the former Soviet Union's nuclear, chemical, and other weapons and prevent their proliferation. Originally designed to deal with immediate post-Cold War challenges, the programs must be expanded to other regions and fundamentally redesigned as an active tool of foreign policy that can address contemporary threats from groups that are that are agile, networked, and adaptable. As requested by Congress, Global Security Engagement proposes how this goal can best be achieved.
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Nuclear Security CoverFuture of the Nuclear Security Environment in 2015: Proceedings of A Russian-U.S. Workshop

The NAS and the RAS held a joint workshop aimed at identifying U.S. and Russian views on the international nuclear security environment in 2015, what challenges may arise from that environment, and what options the U.S. and Russia have in partnering to address those challenges.
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Nuclear Fuel CoverInternationalization of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle: Goals, Strategies, and Challenges

The NAS and the RAS assessed the technical, economic, legal/regulatory, and non-proliferation criteria necessary for the implementation of an international civilian nuclear fuel cycle. The study addresses both institutional and technical questions concerning schemes for international fuel cycles.
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English-Chinese CoverEnglish-Chinese Chinese-English Nuclear Security Glossary

CISAC with and its Chinese counterpart, the Chinese Scientists Group for Arms Control at the Institute for Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics in Beijing produced a glossary of nuclear security terms in English and Chinese.
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Counter Terrorism CoverScience and Technology to Counter Terrorism

This report presents the papers and summarizes the discussions of a workshop between Indian and U.S. experts to examine the terrorist threat faced in both countries and elsewhere in the world, and explore opportunities for the U.S. and India to work together in the future.
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