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Alexandra I. Toma

The Fissile Materials Working Group: A Case Study of How a Civil Society Group Can Impact Fissile Material Policy

March 2014

Security experts the world over agree that nuclear terrorism is one of the greatest threats to international peace and security in the 21st century. Since the end of the Cold War, there have been more than 20 confirmed cases of the illicit or unauthorised trafficking of fissile materials. Fissile material for more than 100,000 additional nuclear weapons is spread across the globe.