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The Resource Nuclear terrorism and global security : the challenge of phasing out highly enriched uranium, edited by Alan J. Kuperman, (electronic resource)

Nuclear terrorism and global security : the challenge of phasing out highly enriched uranium, edited by Alan J. Kuperman, (electronic resource)

Label
Nuclear terrorism and global security : the challenge of phasing out highly enriched uranium
Title
Nuclear terrorism and global security
Title remainder
the challenge of phasing out highly enriched uranium
Statement of responsibility
edited by Alan J. Kuperman
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book examines the prospects and challenges of a global phase-out of highly enriched uranium and the risks of this material otherwise being used by terrorists to make atom bombs. Terrorist groups, such as Al Qaeda, have demonstrated repeatedly that they seek to acquire nuclear weapons. Unbeknownst even to many security specialists, tons of bomb-grade uranium are trafficked legally each year for ostensibly peaceful purposes. If terrorists obtained even a tiny fraction of this bomb-grade uranium they could potentially construct a nuclear weapon like the one dropped on Hiroshima that killed tens of thousands. Nuclear experts and policymakers have long known of this danger but - so far - have taken only marginal steps to address it. This volume begins by highlighting the lessons of past successes where bomb-grade uranium commerce has been eliminated, such as from Argentina's manufacture of medical isotopes. It then explores the major challenges that still lie ahead: for example, Russia's continued use of highly enriched uranium (HEU) in dozens of nuclear facilities. Each of the book's thirteen case studies offers advice for reducing HEU in a specific sector. These insights are then amalgamated into eight concrete policy recommendations for U.S. and world leaders to promote a global phase-out of bomb-grade uranium. This book will be of much interest to students of nuclear proliferation, global governance, international relations and security studies"--
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MiAaPQ
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kuperman, Alan J
  • ProQuest (Firm)
Series statement
Routledge global security studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Uranium industry
  • Highly enriched uranium
  • Uranium enrichment
  • Terrorism
  • Security, International
Label
Nuclear terrorism and global security : the challenge of phasing out highly enriched uranium, edited by Alan J. Kuperman, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
pt. 1. Introduction -- pt. 2. Success stories -- pt. 3. Hopeful progress -- pt. 4. Stubborn civilian commerce -- pt. 5. Military challenges -- pt. 6. Ahead of the curve -- pt. 7. Conclusion
Control code
EBC1172912
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xviii, 238 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Other physical details
ill., map
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1172912
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1172912
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10690169
  • (CaONFJC)MIL479529
  • (OCoLC)840478142
Label
Nuclear terrorism and global security : the challenge of phasing out highly enriched uranium, edited by Alan J. Kuperman, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
pt. 1. Introduction -- pt. 2. Success stories -- pt. 3. Hopeful progress -- pt. 4. Stubborn civilian commerce -- pt. 5. Military challenges -- pt. 6. Ahead of the curve -- pt. 7. Conclusion
Control code
EBC1172912
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xviii, 238 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Other physical details
ill., map
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1172912
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1172912
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10690169
  • (CaONFJC)MIL479529
  • (OCoLC)840478142

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