NUCLEAR NON-PROLIFERATION TECHNICAL PRIMER

 

The Institute for Science and International Security makes available on its website links to a number of You Tube videos that comprise an online course on the technical underpinnings of nuclear non-proliferation with a special focus on Iran, North Korea, and trafficking in nuclear commodities.  The course lectures provide an introduction to the key facets of developing the wherewithal to make nuclear weapons, including uranium enrichment, plutonium production and separation, and nuclear weaponisation.  Gas centrifuges are discussed extensively since they are today the dominant method to produce enriched uranium and have been favoured by proliferant states, such as Pakistan, North Korea, Iran, and Iraq, among others, as part of efforts to seek nuclear weapons or at least a nuclear weapons capability.  The course is useful for practitioners in government, international organisations, and non-governmental organisations alike.

http://isis-online.org/conferences/detail/nuclear-non-proliferation-technical-primer/

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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