With the threat of nuclear terrorism on the rise, China joins with world leaders to discuss security.
More than 30 nations have nuclear power, but only nine possess actual nuclear weapons: Russia, the United States, China, India, Israel, France, the DPRK, Pakistan and the United Kingdom.
The Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation, estimates there are more than 15,000 nuclear weapons around the world. The U.S. and Russia possess 93 percent of them.
That bring us to the Nuclear Security Summit, a gathering in Washington D.C. of representatives from more than 50 countries to brainstorm how to keep nuclear material out of the hands of terrorists.
It’s a problem made more urgent following reports out of Belgium that at least two of the suspected terrorists were targeting a nuclear plant.
CCTV America’s Nathan King reports.
The Heat: Nuclear Security Summit pt1With the threat of nuclear terrorism on the rise China joins with other world leaders to discuss security. CCTV America’s Nathan King reports.
The Heat interviewed the following guests about Nuclear Security Summit:
- Matthew Cottee, a research associate focusing on non-proliferation and nuclear policy at the International Institute for Strategic Studies.
- Tong Zhao, an associate with the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy.
- Debra Decker, a senior advisor with the Stimson Center’s Managing Across Boundaries Initiative and the founder of her own firm, focusing on nuclear security and risk management.