NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics

Nuclear Threats and Security Challenges

Editors: Apikyan, Samuel, Diamond, David (Eds.)

  • The authors are representatives of the world leading organizations engaged in combating nuclear threats
  • Advanced scientific and technologies tools for developing national nuclear security models are discussed
  • Can serve as a tool for multi-national scientific and technical communities for combating nuclear and radiological threats
  • Useful for decision makers and public health care providers
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With the dissolution of the Soviet Union the nuclear threats facing the world are constantly evolving and have grown more complex since the end of the Cold War. The diversion of complete weapon systems or nuclear material to rogue nations and terrorist organizations has increased. The events of the past years have proved the necessity to reevaluate these threats on a level never before considered. 
In recognition that no single country possesses all of the answers to the critical scientific, institutional and legal questions associated with combating nuclear and radiological terrorism, the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on “Preparedness for Nuclear and Radiological Threats” and this proceeding was structured to promote wide-ranging, multi-national exploration of critical technology needs and underlying scientific challenges to reducing the threat of nuclear/radiological terrorism; to illustrate through country-specific presentations how resulting technologies were used in national programs; and to outline the role of legal, policy and institutional frameworks in countering nuclear/ radiological terrorism. One key outcome of this book is better understanding of the interdependent contributions from across the international community of the scientific and technological components and the legal, policy and institutional components to combating nuclear and radiological threats.

Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • GAO: Two Decades Evaluating the Impact and Effectiveness of U.S. Nuclear and Radiological Material Security Programs

    Trimble, David

    Pages 3-11

  • Neutralizing Radicalized Threat Networks, Disrupting WMD Illicit Traffickers and Targeting Corrupt Facilitators

    Luna, David M.

    Pages 13-22

  • To Pursue an Independent Nuclear Deterrent or Not? Japan’s and South Korea’s Nuclear Decision Making Models

    Saunders, Emily Cura (et al.)

    Pages 23-43

  • Overview of the Cooperative Projects Implemented by the European Commission Joint Research Centre in the Nuclear Security Area Outside Europe

    Peerani, Paolo (et al.)

    Pages 45-50

  • Proliferation Resistance and Physical Protection (PR&PP) Evaluation Methodology and Applications

    Bari, Robert A.

    Pages 51-58

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-9894-5
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $229.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-9936-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nuclear Threats and Security Challenges
Editors
  • Samuel Apikyan
  • David Diamond
Series Title
NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-9894-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-9894-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-9893-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-9936-2
Series ISSN
1874-6500
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 285
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations, 54 illustrations in colour
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