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Sun, 2015-11-29
In a widely publicized report, the US Government Accountability Office raised serious doubts whether the Department of Homeland Security’s BioWatch system could detect a bio attack.
Sun, 2015-11-22
In the most recent issue of the Federation of American Scientists’ Public Interest Report, MESIS’ Managing Director wrote a brief article about the role of culture in international science engagements.
Thu, 2015-10-29
The Gulf Nuclear Energy Infrastructure Institute (GNEII) at Khalifa University has announced its Fundamentals Course for the spring semester of next year. The course, which starts in January and lasts a period of thirteen weeks, offers a unique capacity building opportunity for regional experts involved in the nuclear energy and research fields.
Thu, 2015-10-22
The Tenth Annual Meeting of the Radiation Measurement Cross Calibration (RMCC) network came to a conclusion yesterday after three days of discussions hosted by Khalifa University for Science and Research in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates between Oct 19-21.
Sat, 2015-09-05
Jordan requested that the IAEA release the report of the Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) Mission, conducted in the country in August 2014 in a bid to promote further transparency about Jordan’s nuclear energy program.
Thu, 2015-08-27
The IAEA and Kazakhstan signed an agreement to set up the IAEA Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) Bank in Kazakhstan. The Bank will be a physical reserve of up to 90 metric tons of LEU, sufficient to run a 1,000 MWe light-water reactor, and available for eligible IAEA Member States.
Sun, 2015-08-16
The Iran Project at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs launched the Iran Regional Security Research Project (IRSRP) to analyze Iranian regional security policies after the Iranian nuclear agreement. The IRSRP has released its first publication, “Iran and the Arab World After the Nuclear Deal: Rivalry and Engagement in a New Era,” that is a collection of Arab experts’ reactions and opinions on the nuclear deal, particularly its consequences on Iranian foreign policy and security in the Middle East.
Wed, 2015-07-29
The Hoover Institution at Stanford recently released two reports examining the future of small modular reactors (SMRs). The Shultz-Stephenson Task Force on Energy Policy at the Institution published these papers as part of an ongoing project to explore the potential of nuclear power as a safe, economical and environmentally friendly source of energy.
Sun, 2015-07-26
Two independent U.K. groups, Conflict Armament Research (CAR) and Sahan Research, claim that ISIS has used chemical munitions against Kurdish forces and civilian populations three times in the last month. According to their research, ISIS converted suicide bombs and improvised explosive devices to contain chlorine and other chemical agents.
Sun, 2015-07-12
A Raytheon-built border security operations center is now functional in Jordan three months ahead of schedule at a cost of $79m. The system was funded by the US Defense Threat Reduction Agency and will bolster security of Jordanian borders from ongoing regional conflicts.