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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
Fax: 617-495-8963
Email: matthew_bunn@harvard.edu

 

 

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2007 (continued)

February 2007

"Funding for U.S. Efforts to Improve Controls Over Nuclear Weapons, Materials, and Expertise Overseas: Recent Developments and Trends"

Paper

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

Matthew Bunn and Anthony Wier find that although threat reduction funding has had dramatic effects in reducing the risk of nuclear terrorism, the Bush administration’s proposed FY 2008 budget for cooperative threat reduction would reduce the overall funds available.  They propose a number of remedies, some of which have been taken up by congress in the appropriations process.

 

2006

November 19, 2006

"Bombs That Won't Go Off"

Op-Ed, Washington Post

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

"...One piece of good news has been unfolding: While there's a great deal more to do, much of the world's potential nuclear bomb material, scattered in hundreds of buildings in dozens of countries around the world, is notably more secure than it was before Sept. 11, 2001, which means that it's harder for terrorists to steal. And the critical effort to remove such material entirely from the world's most vulnerable sites is picking up steam."

 

 

September 2006

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

Testimony

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

Testimony of Matthew Bunn for the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Energy and Water Appropriations

 

 

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."

 

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