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The U.S.-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism Newsletter: December 2015 - February 2016


March 9, 2016

Author: Simon Saradzhyan, Director, Russia Matters Project; Assistant Director, U.S.-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

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Members of the U.S.-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism weigh in on the Nuclear Security Summit, which will take place in Washington DC on March 31-April 1 and assess North Korea’s claim that it has tested a miniaturized hydrogen bomb; Belfer Center experts issue a report for the upcoming nuclear summit and visit Russia to discuss U.S.-Russian cooperation in the field of nuclear security.


Headlines of the December 2015 – February 2016 issue of the U.S.-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism Newsletter.


  • Nuclear Security Summit to Adopt a Consensus Document on Next Steps.
  • Russia Won’t Participate in NSS, But U.S. Hopes for Continued Cooperation.
  • Ageing Helicopters Can Make U.S. ICBMs Vulnerable To Terrorist Attacks.
  • Robert Einhorn Calls for Continuation of U.S.-Russian Cooperation in the Field of Nuclear Security.
  • NNSA Announces Removal of Plutonium from Switzerland.
  • Iridium-192 Gone Missing in Mexico.
  • IAEA Chief Urges Application of Key Nuclear Security Agreement.
  • Iridium-192 Recovered in Iraq.
  • Graham Allison Cautions against Exaggerating Terrorist Threat to U.S.
  • Italian-Made Vessels Will Transport Decommissioned Nuclear Reactors in Russia.
  • Terrorist Suspect Spied on Belgian Nuclear Official.
  • The Obama Administration Tries to End Funding for Half-Built MOX Plant.
  • U.S. Intelligence: Threat of WMD is Real.
  • U.S. Nuke Secrets Found in Trash Bags at Y-12.
  • Former DoE Official Admits to Trying to Infect Computers at Nuclear Labs.
  • DoE’s Ernest Moniz to Visit Kazakhstan.
  • A U.S. National Academies Report Calls for Further Reduction of Use of HEU in Research Reactors.
  • NNSA Details Its Threat Reduction Efforts in 2015.
  • Retired and Current Officials Ponder DPRK’s Motives & Capabilities in Wake of Latest Nuclear Test.
  • U.S. and Russia Receive Maxim Score for Nuclear Cyber Security From NTI.
  • Ernest Moniz Informs White House of NNSA’s Ageing Facilities To Request More Funds.
  • Three Men Arrested in Georgia For Trying to Sell Cesium-137.
  • Japan to Ship 331 Kilograms of Plutonium to U.S.
  • Report: ISIS May Attempt CBRN Attacks in Europe.
  • Russia’s New Security Strategy Refers to WMD Terrorism Threat.
  • Mayak Reprocesses More Spent Fuel.
  • RVSN Procures Robotic Guards, New Security Systems.
  • HEU Removed From Georgia For Storage in Russia.
  • Russian, American Diplomats Underscore Importance of Preventing Nuclear Terrorism.
  • IPFM Releases Global Fissile Material Report 2015.
  • Report: Japanese Nuclear Facilities Might Be Vulnerable to Terrorist Attacks.
  • Russian Government Plans Assessment of Nunn-Lugar Program.
  • William Perry on Nightmare of Nuclear Terrorism.
  • U.S. and Russian Experts Call for Revival of Nuclear Security Cooperation.


For more information about this publication please contact the The US-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism.

For Academic Citation:

The U.S.-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism Newsletter: December 2015 - February 2016. Harvard University, March 9, 2016.

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