If this blog has sparked your interest in nonproliferation and you would like to do more research on the topic, here are some sites I found helpful.
1. The Manhattan Project by the United States Department of Energy provides an in-depth analysis of the scientific and political origins of nuclear energy. It chronicles the break throughs in nuclear technology from 1919 to the end of World War II.
2. The BBC’s Q&A: Iran nuclear issue elaborates on Iran’s progress towards nuclear weapons. The article analyzes its current actions in the advancements of nuclear technology and Iran’s motivations towards such.
3. The Guardian’s analysis of Israel’s demand for a “red line” illustrates their since of urgency. The Israeli Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, believes that Iran will be 90% of the way towards gaining nuclear weapons by the spring or summer of 2013. In this article, the Guardian critics the timeline and current response’s to Netanyahu’s warning.
4. The Carnegie Endowment examines the future of nonproliferation. It researches pervious nonproliferation related legislation and examines how they excel or fall short. The endowment then uses this information to propose a new strategy for nuclear nonproliferation.
5. The transcript of the Foreign Policy Presidential Debate provides direct information about each candidate’s political position. This debate allowed me to assess how the candidates differed from one another (diplomacy vs. military)
6. The International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) website provides information about the regulation of nuclear power plants. This website contains updated changes to any regulatory policies, information about the inspections of these plants, and an analysis of each country’s cooperation with the agency.
7. The U.S. Department of State‘s website contain’s information about nonproliferation sanctions and legislation related to the US. This website helped me examine out participation towards nonproliferation since the signing of the Non-Proliferation Treaty in 1970.
8. The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC) elaborates on the process of Uranium enrichment and its importance to nuclear programs. The department also researches advancements in nuclear technology in regard to the workers’ safety.
9. The IAEA also has a directory of key events involving their relationship with Iran since 2002. This data can be used to analyze changes in Iran’s foreign policy in response to specific actions against them. Such information is helpful in developing new strategies for the US/Iranian relationship.
10. Lastly, the USNRC analyzes the effects of nuclear radiation. The article examines both the sources of radiation and its biological effects in order to educate the public about safety. Knowing how radiation effects humans will be beneficial in creating and implementing new regulatory policies.