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Matthew Bunn

Matthew Bunn

Professor of Practice; Co-Principal Investigator, Project on Managing the Atom

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Telephone: (617) 495-9916
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Email: matthew_bunn@harvard.edu

 

 

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2006 (continued)

October, 2006

A Mathematical Model of the Risk of Nuclear Terrorism

Book Chapter

By Matthew Bunn, Professor of Practice; Co-Principal Investigator, Project on Managing the Atom

 

 

October, 2006

Terrorist Nuclear Weapon Construction: How Difficult?

Book Chapter

By Anthony Wier, Former Research Associate, Project on Managing the Atom/Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, 2002-2007 and Matthew Bunn, Professor of Practice; Co-Principal Investigator, Project on Managing the Atom

 

 

July 16, 2006

Assessing the Benefits, Costs, and Risks of Near-Term Reprocessing and Alternatives

Conference Paper

By Matthew Bunn, Professor of Practice; Co-Principal Investigator, Project on Managing the Atom

 

 

July 13, 2006

Securing the Bomb 2006

Report

By Anthony Wier, Former Research Associate, Project on Managing the Atom/Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, 2002-2007 and Matthew Bunn, Professor of Practice; Co-Principal Investigator, Project on Managing the Atom

The latest report in the ongoing MTA / NTI collaboration, Securing the Bomb 2006, finds that even though the gap between the threat of nuclear terrorism and the response has narrowed in recent years, there remains an unacceptable danger that terrorists might succeed in their quest to get and use a nuclear bomb. 

 

 

June 15, 2006

"Finding Compromise in Iran"

Op-Ed, Boston Globe

By Abbas Maleki, Associate, International Security Program and Matthew Bunn, Professor of Practice; Co-Principal Investigator, Project on Managing the Atom

"...If Iran is willing to agree to a deal under which it would remain legally committed not to build nuclear weapons, no more centrifuges would be added, and extensive verification would be allowed, that would be far better for US security than letting insistence on zero propel a drift toward confrontation. After all, failure to reach agreement would mean no limit on Iran's centrifuges, and a drift in the direction of sanctions and potential military strikes, with all the dangers they would hold...."

 

 

June 2006

"Placing Iran's Enrichment Activities in Standby"

Paper

By Matthew Bunn, Professor of Practice; Co-Principal Investigator, Project on Managing the Atom

Matthew Bunn argues that placing the centrifuges at Natanz in one of two "standby" modes offered a way out of the current stand-off over suspension.

 

 

March 23, 2006

"Finding a Way Out of the Iranian Nuclear Crisis"

Paper

By Abbas Maleki, Associate, International Security Program and Matthew Bunn, Professor of Practice; Co-Principal Investigator, Project on Managing the Atom

"...Rather than rushing toward confrontation with all its risks, all sides must put historic antipathies aside and find face-saving solutions. To give the Iranian advocates of compromise a chance to succeed, the United States and the other major powers need to put offers on the table that will show the people of Iran that nuclear restraint and compliance will put their nation on a path toward peace and prosperity."

 

 

Winter 2006

"Cooperation to Secure Nuclear Stockpiles: A Case of Constrained Innovation"

Journal Article, Innovations, issue 1, volume 1

By Matthew Bunn, Professor of Practice; Co-Principal Investigator, Project on Managing the Atom

The 1991 dissolution of the Soviet Union posed an unprecedented challenge: to keep tens of thousands of nuclear weapons, and enough highly enriched uranium (HEU) and separated plutonium to make tens of thousands more, out of hostile hands. In this crisis, small groups of policy entrepreneurs launched major innovations to spur the nuclear complexes of the former rival superpowers to pursue their common interest in securing and dismantling nuclear stockpiles. Billions of dollars have now been spent pursuing these efforts, thousands of bombs' worth of nuclear materials have been permanently destroyed, and security both for thousands of nuclear weapons and for enough nuclear material for tens of thousands more has been substantially improved.

 

 

2006

Preventing a Nuclear 9/11

Book Chapter

By Matthew Bunn, Professor of Practice; Co-Principal Investigator, Project on Managing the Atom

 

2005

October 20, 2005

The Nuclear Campus

Op-Ed, Boston Globe

By Matthew Bunn, Professor of Practice; Co-Principal Investigator, Project on Managing the Atom

 

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