Nations risk nuclear terrorism
This week, world leaders have been meeting in Seoul, South Korea, to discuss how to deal with the threat of nuclear terrorism. Emphasis on defensive measures has long been placed in the effort to prevent the misuse of nuclear materials and the spread of nuclear weapons, especially on the "supply side". Leaders aim to choke off the flow of neclear weapon components and radiological materials to terrorists.
One of the gravest threats to nuclear proliferation arises from the nations that use proxy groups -- seemingly independent organizations that are paid to further the interests of governments.
The threat of nuclear weapons and radiological material dissemination can be reduced through the reduction of reliance on proxy groups- and this could be our most effective tool in this ongoing battle.