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Nuclear Terrorism Threat Assessment

Nuclear Terrorism Threat Assessment

Presentation, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

April 7, 2010

Author: Graham Allison, Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Harvard Kennedy School


This presentation answers five key questions about the severity of the threat of nuclear terrorism:

  • Who could be planning a nuclear terrorist attack?
  • What nuclear weapons could terrorists use?
  • Where could terrorists acquire a nuclear bomb?
  • When could terrorists launch the first nuclear attack?
  • How could terrorists deliver a nuclear weapon to its target?


For more information about this publication please contact the Belfer Center Communications Office at 617-495-9858.

For Academic Citation:

Allison, Graham. "Nuclear Terrorism Threat Assessment." Presentation. Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, April 7, 2010.

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