Atomic Pile: why the United Nations overstates the threat of nuclear terrorism

Sneddon, S. T. (Speaker)

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsInvited talkTeaching

Description

The presentation explores the background to nuclear weapons, the range of threats often included under the banner of nuclear terrorism before looking at the reaction of the UN and other sources. It concludes that the likelihood of nuclear terrorism is negligible, but the likelihood of a terrorist RDD is considerably higher, and should be the focus of future UN and international concerns.
Period23 Jan 2013
Held at CRiL Research Seminar Series