Nuclear Terrorism: Assessing the Danger

  title={Nuclear Terrorism: Assessing the Danger},
  author={N. Salik},
  journal={Strategic Analysis},
  pages={173 - 184}
  • N. Salik
  • Published 2014
  • Political Science
  • Strategic Analysis
Abstract This article attempts to make a realistic assessment of the danger of nuclear terrorism. While acknowledging the catastrophic consequences of an act of terrorism employing either an improvised nuclear device or a violent attack against a nuclear installation causing spread of lethal radioactivity, it also highlights the complexity of the challenges likely to be confronted by any would-be nuclear terrorist. The article concludes that while there is no room for complacency, and concerted… Expand
2 Citations
Nuclear terrorism – Threat or not?
A terrorist attack using nuclear or radiological materials is a low-probability event, but if executed, would lead to unprecedented socio-economic, material, and psychological disruption and damage.Expand
Nuclear Deterrence Under the Shadow of Non-State Actors: A Case Study of South Asia
The study attempts to critically examine the current state of nuclear deterrence stability between South Asian arch rivals – India and Pakistan – in the context of non-state actors and theirExpand


What It Takes to Become a Nuclear Terrorist
There is justified concern that terrorists may use nuclear or other radioactive material to commit an act of terrorism. However, there are multiple barriers to be overcome by a terrorist to actuallyExpand
Nuclear Terrorism: The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe
A call to action on the threat of nuclear terrorism predicts that a catastrophic attack is likely to occur within the next decade if policy makers continue present tactics, and states that such anExpand
The ongoing failure of imagination
When the Twin Towers fell on September 11, 2001, so too did America's confidence that it was secure from calamitous acts of terrorism. Mindful that terrorists might next seek to use nuclear weapons,Expand
Why States Won't Give Nuclear Weapons to Terrorists
Many experts consider nuclear terrorism the single greatest threat to U.S. security. The fear that a state might transfer nuclear materials to terrorists was a core justification for the invasion ofExpand
International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism
The Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (“the convention”) adopted on 15 April 2005 by the United Nations General Assembly after seven years of preparatory work was opened forExpand
Nuclear terrorism.
Optimal management of radiation casualties requires knowledge of the type and dose of radiation received, a recognition of the manifestations of radiation sickness, and the use of standard medical care, decontamination, and decorporation techniques. Expand
The Atomic Bazaar: The Rise of the Nuclear Poor
In his shocking and revelatory new work, the celebrated journalist William Langewiesche investigates the burgeoning global threat of nuclear weapons production. This is the story of the inexorableExpand
Evolution Of Nuclear Strategy
The evolution of nuclear strategy is universally compatible with any devices to read and is available in the digital library an online access to it is set as public so you can download it instantly. Expand
Nuclear nightmares.
From the combination of knowledge and actions, someone can improve their skill and ability and this nuclear nightmares tells you that any book will give certain knowledge to take all benefits. Expand
State of the Union Address
A television system in which, at both the transmitting end and the receiving end, the picture is scanned by an undulating scanning beam which during each horizontal scanning period scans pictureExpand