Unmaking the Bomb presents, in careful and meticulous detail, a persuasive case that the best way to deal with nuclear weapons, over the coming years, is to tackle the fissile materials
Egypt's permanent representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Walid Abdel Nasser, stressed that the terms of the treaty should address the current stock for fissile material
To put it plainly, reduction in the production of fissile material
may hamper the western designs, but quite suitable to a third world country like Pakistan.
Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has repeatedly pointed out the necessity of nuclear disarmament and advocated negotiations on a ban on the production of fissile material
emphasis on--and development of--ballistic missile defense, however understandable, has the potential to undermine the Obama Administration's global zero agenda, particularly by eroding Chinese support for the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) or a fissile material
She said negotiations on halting production of fissile material
that could be used to make nuclear bombs were the next logical step in the nuclear disarmament process and should begin this year.
China, as well as France, the UK and Russia, actively supports reprocessing as a means for the management of highly radioactive spent fuel and as a source of fissile material
for future nuclear fuel supply.
3 -- Pakistan may already have not just more nuclear warheads than India but also almost as much fissile material
as its eastern neighbour to assemble an almost equal number of more nukes.
Fusion is used in the hydrogen bomb, in which fissile material
like that used in a simple nuclear warhead launches the process by which atomic nuclei fuse together to release energy.
These gains can be measured by six key indicators of declining nuclear weapons' utility: actual battlefield use, threats of battlefield use, overall stockpile size, warheads deployed, nuclear-weapon tests, and fissile material
production for weapons.
It has consequences for the country's nuclear doctrine, force posture as well as foreign policy issues relating to the US and China, and our approach to the comprehensive test ban treaty and the fissile material
cut off treaty.
The 40 megawatt heavy-water Arak reactor produces material for nuclear fuel that can then be further enriched to provide fissile material
The Indo-US nuclear deal, rather than encouraging nuclear restraint in South Asia, enhanced India's strategic capability, freeing its limited uranium reserves for military use, by keeping eight reactors out of safeguards able, to produce fissile material
for 280 nuclear weapons annually.
Regarding the issue of a fissile materials
cut-off treaty specifically, the paper asserts, 'It cannot be taken for granted that a fissile material
mandate that includes the negotiation of a verification mechanism will be sufficient on its own to break the deadlock,' as other members 'can be expected' to link progress on the fissile materials
issue to progress on another issue--which, the paper assesses, could be used to prolong the stalemate.
Immediately opening negotiations on a Fissile Material
Cutoff Treaty that would prohibit the further production of weapons-grade uranium and plutonium;