New Nuclear Modernization Interactive, NTI at the World Health Assembly, Updated North Korea Missile Test Database, and more.

By Newsroom America Feeds at 25 May 2017

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May 25, 2017 New Interactive Details Tough Choices on U.S. Nuclear Modernization

A new article and interactive by Jeffrey Lewis, Director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), examines the difficult choices that must be made about the most comprehensive modernization of the U.S. nuclear triad since the 1980s. The cost of each of the modernization programs, for the triad’s submarines, bombers and intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), will run approximately $100 billion per leg and will need to be completed on a tight timeline—before old systems begin to age in the late 2020s. Officials in the Obama administration expressed concerns about costs of the modernization programs. Now the Trump administration, which is beginning its own Nuclear Posture Review and proposing its own budgets, faces difficult decisions on how to move forward. READ MORE NTI Highlights Health-Security Partnerships, Emphasizes Urgency, and Presses for Progress in Countering Biological Threats at 70th WHA NTI joins hundreds of government officials and experts from around the world at the 70th World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva this week to highlight the importance of health and security sector partnerships to counter biological threats and advance the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA). Beth Cameron , NTI’s Senior Director for Global Biological Policy and Programs, briefed the Joint External Evaluation (JEE) Alliance and the GHSA Steering Group on the development of a Global Health Security Index , which is aimed at spurring commitments across sectors to prevent, detect, and respond to epidemic threats. READ MORE Updated North Korea Missile Test Database Looking for information on the pace, scale and types of missiles North Korea has tested? This database , created for NTI by the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), has been updated to reflect North Korea’s most recent missile test on May 21st. The database records flight tests of all missiles launched by North Korea that are capable of delivering a payload of at least 500 kilograms (1102.31 pounds) a distance of at least 300 kilometers (186.4 miles), and it documents all such tests since the first one occurred in April 1984. The database will be updated regularly. READ MORE Video: Gov. Brown, Sen. Feinstein, Sam Nunn Address Dirty Bomb Workshop in California California Gov. Edmund G. Brown and Sen. Dianne Feinstein recently urged more than 60 public health, hospital, law enforcement and emergency response officials to lock down and, where possible, replace, radiological sources that could be stolen and used to build “dirty bombs.” The leaders spoke by video to a two-day Radiological Security Workshop held in Irvine, CA and hosted by NTI, in cooperation with state and federal agencies. NTI Co-chairman and CEO Sam Nunn , who also spoke, said all stakeholders must do more to reduce the dirty bomb threat. READ MORE

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Every day, NTI works to protect our lives, livelihoods, environment, and quality of life from the risks posed by weapons of mass destruction and disruption, now and for future generations. More NTI News

- NTI’s incoming CEO Ernest Moniz is officially back on Twitter! Follow him here , and be sure to follow NTI . - Dr. Moniz recently spoke at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s graduation ceremony , where he urged graduates to “anticipate career change, welcome it, and manage it to your and your society’s benefit.” - Sam Nunn spoke with Atlanta’s NBC affiliate, WXIA-11 Alive, last week about President Trump and US-Russia relations, noting that the investigation of election interference shouldn’t obscure the fact that the US and Russia must work together on nuclear security. Watch the interview . - NTI Co-Chairman Ted Turner was recently honored at The Center for Civil and Human Rights 2017 Power to Inspire Tribute dinner, which recognizes individuals for their devotion to human and civil rights. - A new report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Project on Nuclear Issues features a paper, After Stuxnet: Acknowledging the Cyber Threat to Nuclear Facilities , by NTI Program Associate Alexandra Van Dine . - NTI’s Martin Rioux-Lefebvre delivered a keynote address on the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification (IPNDV) to the 39th Annual Meeting of the European Safeguards Research & Development Association (ESARDA) in Dusseldorf, Germany last week. - ICYMI – We’re Hiring! Apply here for our program associate/officer position for scientific and technical affairs. - Sleepy Conference Masks Continuing Tensions : NTI’s Samantha Pitts-Kiefer and Isabelle Williams report from the first preparatory committee meeting (PrepCom) of the 2020 NPT review conference. News from Our Global Leadership Networks

- Chung-in Moon, co-convener of the Asia-Pacific Leadership Network (APLN), has been appointed Special Adviser for Unification and Foreign Affairs in the South Korean government. Read our interview with Moon. APLN members meet next week in Jeju for their annual meeting and to participate in the 2017 Jeju Forum. - The European Leadership Network (ELN) published a new issue brief examining the strengths and weaknesses in NATO’s deterrence posture.


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