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Cover for Combating Nuclear Trafficking in the Former Soviet Union & Eastern Europe: U.S. Nonproliferation Assistance and the Illicit Nuclear Trade, 1997-2009
dc.contributor.advisorLester, Genevieve A.en
dc.creatoren
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-17T21:51:01Zen
dc.date.available2013-11-17T05:10:14Zen
dc.date.created2011en
dc.date.issueden
dc.date.submitted01/01/2011en
dc.identifier.otherAPT-BAG: georgetown.edu.10822_558177.tar;APT-ETAG: aabb2383e3493881ccce926183759497en
dc.identifier.urien
dc.descriptionM.A.en
dc.description.abstractThe illicit trafficking of fissile and radioactive materials emerged as a prominent threat following the collapse of the USSR. In the aftermath of September 11th, the issue has received renewed attention due to the increasing concern that terrorists could acquire the necessary materials to develop an improvised nuclear device (IND) or radiological dispersal device (RDD, also known as a dirty bomb). This study first addresses the challenges to working with nuclear trafficking data and conducts a comparative analysis of trends in open vs. restricted-access databases of nuclear smuggling incidents. The study then turns to its main focus: utilizing open-source data to examine the relationship between U.S. funding for threat reduction and border security programs and nuclear smuggling in the former Soviet Union (FSU) and Eastern Europe. In doing so, it seeks to answer two key questions: First, is U.S. funding appropriately targeted to address known smuggling routes? Second, how has U.S. assistance impacted the number of nuclear trafficking incidents in the FSU and Eastern Europe? In the process of answering these questions, the study also identifies and describes a probable Eastern smuggling route through Siberia to South and East Asia.en
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dc.format.extent59 leavesen
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherGeorgetown Universityen
dc.sourceGeorgetown University-Graduate School of Arts & Sciencesen
dc.sourceSecurity Studiesen
dc.subjectIlliciten
dc.subjectNonproliferationen
dc.subjectNuclearen
dc.subjectRadioactiveen
dc.subjectSmugglingen
dc.subjectTraffickingen
dc.subject.lcshInternational relationsen
dc.subject.lcshPublic policyen
dc.subject.lcshPolitical Scienceen
dc.subject.otherInternational Relationsen
dc.subject.otherPublic Policy and Social Welfareen
dc.subject.otherPolitical Scienceen
dc.titleCombating Nuclear Trafficking in the Former Soviet Union & Eastern Europe: U.S. Nonproliferation Assistance and the Illicit Nuclear Trade, 1997-2009en
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