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Nuclear Security

Nuclear proliferation persists as a threat, but with a new twist as non-state actors become more prominent and China, Iran, and North Korea intensify efforts to become full-fledged nuclear weapons states. The dual-use nature of nuclear technology in weapons development as well as civilian energy production and other civilian technologies makes nuclear issues a persistent policy concern. IGCC’s nuclear security program works to improve international regime governance; engages with states such as North Korea; trains new generations of experts through its Public Policy and Nuclear Threats (PPNT) program; and supports research on nuclear security policy through dissertation fellowships and faculty grants.