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Fissile Material Cutoff: New Chances for the New Life

Roland Timerbaev

For many decades, the international community has viewed a ban on production of nuclear weapons-usable fissile materials as a truly significant step that would bring the world closer to the dual goal of strengthening the nonproliferation regime and eliminating nuclear weapons. Ambassador Roland Timerbaev, who chairs the PIR Center Executive Board, looks at the history of the fissile material cutoff debate and offers commentary on some of the initiatives in the area.

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SECURITY INDEX №1 (90), 2010