Nuclear Security: The Enduring Challenge of Nuclear Weapons
Great Decisions 2017 | Topic 8
Nuclear nonproliferation was a top priority for the Obama administration.
Nuclear nonproliferation was a top priority for the Obama administration. While the Iran Deal was a diplomatic victory toward this end, major threats persist from both state and non-state actors. Countries like North Korea, Russia, and India and Pakistan continue to challenge nonproliferation efforts. The possibility that terrorists will carry out an attack using a “dirty bomb,” made from captured nuclear materials, looks increasingly real. In a fractious world, which way forward for U.S. nuclear security policy?
Great Decisions Resources
- Index to Great Decisions Topics
- Global Discussion Questions
- Introduction: Continuity and Change in American Foreign Policy
- 2016 Nuclear Security Summit Progress Report
- Beyond Nuclear Summitry: The Role of the IAEA in Nuclear Security Diplomacy After 2016
- Inside the Plan to Undo the Iran Nuclear Deal
- North Korea’s nuclear programme: How advanced is it?
- The Greatest Threat: Nuclear Terrorism In An Age of Vulnerability
- Trump could gut the Iran deal—but it was vulnerable all along