Fortunately, half of all nuclear weapons projects begun since 1970 have failed and the successful ones have generally needed far more time than expected. Still, the world is witnessing a global proliferation of nuclear hardware and knowledge and it is only a matter of time until countries have not only nuclear weapons, but the means to rocket them to the US in less than a half hour. Since the Cold War days, arms control & non-proliferation of nuclear technology have once again become critical issues. Nuclear weapons are growing smaller each day and the threat of nuclear briefcase bombs may very well become a real threat in the near future.
The knowledge to use these awful weapons is spreading around the globe at the speed of light, thanks to the Internet information highway.
I hope you find the following 10 sources helpful in your efforts to keep up in the field of nuclear proliferation and in the efforts we are using to halt or at least slow down the spread of nuclear weapons, materials and knowledge:
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists informs the public about risks from nuclear weapons, nuclear energy, climate change and biotech.
The Nuclear Threat Initiative is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to reduce global threats from nuclear, chemical and biological weapons. Based in Washington, DC
The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies combats the spread of weapons of mass destruction by analysis & training the next generation of specialists. Based in Monterey, CA.
The Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) is a non-profit, non-partisan institution that will keep you up-to-date about science and policy issues affecting international security. Its primary focus is on stopping the spread of nuclear weapons and related technology to other nations and terrorists. In-depth reports and excellent analysis, I might add. They follow Iran's nuclear program and continually update it at their Nuclear Iran site. Based out of Washington, DC.
The Carnegie Nuclear Policy Program is an internationally acclaimed source of expertise on the nuclear industry, nonproliferation, security, and disarmament. Based in Washington, DC.
Journey through the Caribbean islands with CIA station chief Corey Pearson. Read this online spy series and get the first 3 episodes immediately for Free!
Ploughshares Fund is a global security foundation with Joe Cirincione as its President and author of Nuclear Nightmares. It is publicly supported and organizes and innovates projects to realize a world free from the threat of nuclear weapons. Very informative and research-based articles on the site about nuclear proliferation issues. Based out of Washington, DC
The Arms Control Association (ACA) works to eliminate the threats posed by the world's most dangerous weapons. Based in Washington, DC
The American Security Project (ASP) is a nonpartisan group committed to nuclear security, from non-proliferation to reducing the global nuclear stockpile. Based in Washington, DC.
Robert Morton, Ed., Ed.S. is a member of the Association Of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO) and writes the online Spy thriller "Corey Pearson- CIA Spymaster in the Caribbean and Florida Keys." The views expressed on this site do not represent those of any organization he is a member of. Got a thought, article or comment you'd like to submit? Contact him on the SECURE CONTACT FORM
Rose Gottemoeller- Acting Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. This is a government site but has well-researched articles that are often updated on nuclear proliferation around the globe. Based on of Washington, DC.