Nuclear terrorism

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  • Terrorist activities on the global scene are on the increase, and it is generally believed that such activities can be contained or eliminated by controlling the proliferation of nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) weapons, by building a strong defense system, by treaties of different types, and by punishing countries that fail to follow such agreements.

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  • The world faces serious difficulties in obtaining the energy that will be needed in coming decades for a growing population, especially given the problem of climate change caused by fossil fuel use. This book presents a view of nuclear energy as an important carbon-free energy option. It discusses the nuclear fuel cycle, the types of reactors used today and proposed for the future, nuclear waste disposal, reactor accidents and reactor safety, nuclear weapon proliferation, and the cost of electric power.

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  • An important trend identified by many workshop participants is that Russia and the United States are continuing the transition from an assistance relationship, which was prevalent during the 1990s, to a partnership relationship. A partnership relationship implies that the two countries are willing to share in setting priorities for cooperation, managing projects, and funding cooperative efforts.

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  • Nazi Genocide and Mass Murder Death By Government Power Kills: Democracy as a Method of Nonviolence Saving Lives, Enriching Life: Freedom as a Right and a Moral Good (online book) Never Again Series (Alternative History) War and Democide Never Again Nuclear Holocaust Never Again Reset Never Again Red Terror Never Again Genocide Never Again (forthcoming) Ending War, Democide, & Famine: The Solution That Is Democratic Freedom Relevant books by R.J. Rummel .

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  • What are the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act1s effects on the market for terrorism insurance? What would be the effect of enhancing provisions for nuclear, biological, chemical, and radiological (NBCR) attacks? The authors conclude that the program yields positive outcomes in a number of dimensions for conventional attacks and identify specific reforms that can improve results for NBCR attacks.

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  • The publication of the second edition of International Criminal Law coincides with the first real work of the International Criminal Court (ICC), now that the fanfares that accompanied its creation and the swearing-in of the judges have died away. Thepresidency isnowpermanently installed inTheHague; the prosecutor hasbegun the task of sifting the many referrals that have been made by a myriad of different organisations and individuals; and the judges are engaged in the crucial task of writing the regulations for this new court....

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  • The Terrorism Risk Insurance Extension Act of 2005 requires the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets (PWG) to perform an analysis regarding the long- term availability and affordability of insurance for terrorism risk, including group life coverage; and coverage for chemical, nuclear, biological, and radiological events; and to submit a report of its findings to Congress by September 30, 2006.

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  • This volume broadens the scope of Trauma and Disaster: The Structure of Human Chaos to include an expanded focus on a special type of disaster, terrorism. Terrorism seeks to achieve political, ideological, or theological goals through a threat or action that creates extreme fear or horror.Many believe that terrorism (and torture) produce the highest rates of psychiatric sequelae amongst all types of disasters.

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  • This study was conducted within RAND’s Public Safety and Justice program. RAND Public Safety and Justice conducts research and analysis that helps inform policymakers and communities in the areas of public safety, including law enforcement, terrorism preparedness, immigration, emergency response and management, and natural disasters; criminal justice, including sentencing and corrections policy, firearms, and community violence; and drug policy, which focuses on problems related to illegal drugs and substance abuse....

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  • Emergency responders are trained primarily to respond to fires or hazardous materials accidents. However, with the increase of terrorism in the United States, it is increasingly important that emergency response teams are trained to handle incidents involving biological, chemical, and nuclear agents. Utilizing recent case studies and interviews, this book presents a framework for emergency response to terrorist and criminal acts.

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  • Global security and world order are threatened as never before by myriad sources of instability. Foremost is the collapse of macroeconomic stability and fiscal certainty. Next, possibly, is the lack of concord among the powers of the world, with Russian, Chinese, and American competition and mutual suspicion preventing the confident resolution of a number of outstanding and intractable subsidiary issues. Some of those concern the spread of nuclear weapon capacity and the resilience of terror and terroristic movements...

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  • Safe and effective medical countermeasures, including vaccines, drugs, and diagnostics, are critical for responding to large-scale public health emergencies. Such situations, be they natural (e.g., pandemic influenza) or man-made (e.g., terrorism), have the potential to rapidly overwhelm public health and medical systems. America’s national security depends on having appropriately licensed chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear medical countermeasures in its arsenal of defenses.

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  • INTRODUCTION Medical countermeasures are vital to protect the public against acts of terrorism and other public health emergencies. The need for an effec- tive system of dispensing medical countermeasures gained recognition in 1979 after the accidental release of radionuclides from the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania. If emissions had been higher, widespread dispensing of the countermeasure potassium iodide would have been necessary to prevent future cases of thyroid cancer among those living nearby or downwind.

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