VERTIC releases a new report on nuclear security

Today, we released Brief No. 30, authored by Alberto Muti. The report addresses information sharing in nuclear security, especially in the context of the 5 April 2016 'Joint Statement on Sustainable Reporting and Information Sharing.'

While reporting and information sharing on nuclear security have only played a limited role in the nuclear security field so far, they could significantly contribute to further reinforcing nuclear security worldwide. Key obstacles to increased information-sharing identified include state-level national security concerns as well as the plurality of policy initiatives, international bodies, and legal instruments both binding and voluntary in nature. The paper analyses some of the current proposals to strengthen reporting in nuclear security and in particular, the Consolidated National Nuclear Security Report (CNNSR), first offered as a gift basket by the Netherlands and a coalition of like-minded countries at the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit.

This report, and the two workshops that underpinned it was jointly funded by the Nuclear Threat Initiative and the Dutch Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken. We are grateful to both organisations for their kind support.

Last changed: Apr 10 2018 at 2:57 PM