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Lock Down Pakistani Nukes

Oh great - a recent study by Harvard non-proliferation experts identifies Pakistan as the country with the least secure nuclear weapons.http://bit.ly/cR5bQc

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Reduce Nuclear Arsenal to 313 Warheads

The US should reduce its nuclear arsenal from 5,113 warheads to 313. A nicely argued policy op-ed in NY Times: http://nyti.ms/airxAm

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Don't Eliminate Nuclear Weapons

Is the uncertainty of having no nuclear weapons (but many states poised to build if necessary) really better than having some? Nobel Laureate Thomas Schelling argues that we need to be careful about what we wish for. Daedalus http://bit.ly/971kBC

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Secure Russian Nuclear Materials

It is hard to imagine a higher national security priority than securing Russian nuclear sites, in part because it will drive the black market price of enriched uranium above the budgets of large terrorist organizations.

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Floating Nuclear Power Plant

Russia is building the world's first floating nuclear power plant, which can be towed to where it is needed - even remote areas. Yale Environment 368 http://bit.ly/aTpjoo

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Verify Old Atomic Tests by Testing Wine

Scientists have shown that grapes absorb harmless levels of radioactive carbon following atmospheric nuclear tests. Old wines can be tested. The Guardian:http://bit.ly/bYu0tU

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Prevent Laser Isotope Separation for Nuclear Weapons

A new, easy to hide technique can make be used to make weapons-grade uranium. The US government should invest in programs to track this technology. A Wired Magazine "smart idea" of 2008. http://bit.ly/4D3B1v

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Focus on Thorium Reactors

Thorium-based nuclear reactors -- long out of favor because they don't facilitate weapons production -- are safer to run and less polluting. Economist http://econ.st/1qmnYBL

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