Nuclear Safeguards, Security and Nonproliferation

1st Edition

Achieving Security with Technology and Policy


  • James Doyle
  • James Doyle
  • Description

    With an increase of global security concerns over potential terrorist acts, the threat of WMDs, and increasing political issues with nations seeking nuclear capability, the need to track, detect, and safeguard nuclear material globally has never been greater. Nuclear Safeguards, Security and Nonproliferation is a comprehensive reference that covers cutting-edge technologies used to trace, track, and safeguard nuclear material. It is a contributed volume with sections contributed by scientists from leading institutions such as Los Alamos National Labs, Sandia National Labs, Pacific Northwest Nuclear Labs, and Texas A&M University, and the Monterey Institute of International Studies. The book is divided into 3 sections and includes 30 chapters on such topics as - the security of nuclear facilities and material, the illicit trafficking of nuclear materials, improvised nuclear devices, how to prevent nuclear terrorism. International case studies of security at nuclear facilities and illegal nuclear trade activities provide specific examples of the complex issues surrounding the technology and policy for nuclear material protection, control and accountability. Specific cases include analysis of the timely issues in the nuclear programs of countries such as North Korea, Iran, and Kazakstan among others. Nuclear Security is a must-have volume for the dozens of private and public organizations involved in driving Homeland Security, domestic, and international policy issues relating to nuclear material security, non-proliferation, and nuclear transparency.

    Key Features

    * Written by some of the world's top scientists including members of the Nuclear Division of Los Alamos National Labs (U.S.) * A timely discussion of current international nuclear security issues includes case studies on Iraq, Iran and North Korea * Book takes a global perspective on nuclear security and non-proliferation detailing the little-known real-world technologies used to secure, detect and track nuclear material


    International government policy makers; technical staff of the U.S. National Laboratories; government agencies including -- National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM), Nonproliferation Policy Education Center (NPEC), Committee on International Security and Arms Control (CISAC), Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS); government think tanks; professionals in border security and intelligence; energy/ utility corporations in nuclear materials security; traditional physical security and security management professionals; U.S. Homeland Security academic programs; students in nuclear engineering, physics, and chemistry programs; students in international security, policy and non-proliferation.

    Table of Contents

    Preface (Michael Anastasio) Foreword (Sidney Drell) 1.Introduction to Nuclear Security Science – James Doyle Part One Technologies and Processes for the Protection, Control, and Accounting of Nuclear Material 2.Nuclear Safeguards and the Security of Nuclear Materials – Jim Tape, Joe Pilat 3.Nuclear Materials Measurements – Doug Reilly and Mark Abhold a.Measurement Technology – Doug Reilly b.Irradiated Fuel Measurements – Mark Abhold c.Measurement of Nuclear Material Process Holdup – Doug Reilly 4.Physical Protection - Mary Lynn Garcia, SNL 5.International Safeguards Inspection: An Inside Look at the Process – Brian Boyer, Mark Schanfein 6.International Atomic Energy Agency Unattended Monitoring Systems - Mark Schanfein 7.Evaluating International Safeguards Systems - Kory Budlong-Sylvester, Joe Pilat 8.Statistical Methods in Nuclear Nonproliferation Activities at Declared Facilities - Tom Burr 9.Case Study: Safeguards Implementation at the Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant – Susan Pickett 10.Case Study: Nonproliferation Activities at the BN-350 Reactor, Kazakhstan – Mike Browne Part Two Detecting Nuclear Proliferation and Verifying the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons Programs 11.Using Open Sources for Proliferation Analysis - Arvid Lundy, Rick Wallace 12.Commercial Satellite Imagery: Another Tool in the Nonproliferation Verification and Monitoring Tool-Kit - Frank Pabian 13.Nuclear Test Monitoring – Loren Byers 14.Evaluating Nonproliferation Bona Fides – Carol Kessler et. al. PNNL 15.Dismantling Nuclear Weapons Activities: Politics and Technology - James Doyle 16.South Africa - Sara Kutchesfahani and Marcie Lombardi 17.Argentina and Brazil – James Doyle 18.Libya - Wyn Bowen 19.Elimination of Excess Fissile Material – Charles Streeper and Elena Sokova 20.


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    About the authors

    James Doyle

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Nuclear Nonproliferation Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM, USA

    James Doyle

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Nuclear Nonproliferation Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM, USA


    "A welcome addition to the literature on one of the greatest challenges of our time that looks at the conceptual and practical aspects of addressing those challenges from the perspective of both analysts and practitioners."--Lawrence Scheinman, Distinguished Professor James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies and Assistant Director of The U.S. Arms Control and Disaramament Agency during the Clinton Administration