State Sponsors of Terrorism

Teaching Module

Teaching Module: Deterring State Sponsorship of Nuclear Terrorism

Author: Michael A. Levi

This module features teaching notes by CFR Senior Fellow Michael A. Levi, author of Deterring State Sponsorship of Nuclear Terrorism, along with other resources to supplement the text. In this Council Special Report, Dr. Levi assesses the state of nuclear security in several vulnerable countries and examines how different deterrent threats would affect the dynamics of cooperation and competition to improve nuclear security.

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Interview

Latest U.S.-N. Korea Deal Is a 'Very Modest Step' Forward

Gary Samore interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

Gary Samore, who was active in nuclear diplomacy with North Korea in the Clinton administration, says the latest agreement between the United States and North Korea is only a "very modest step forward" because it allows the next administration to proceed further in seeking a nuclear-disarmed North Korea.

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Council Special Report No. 39

Deterring State Sponsorship of Nuclear Terrorism

Author: Michael A. Levi

Unlike during the Cold War, the threat of nuclear attack now comes from rogue states that receive their weapons from sovereign nations. In this report, Michael A. Levi outlines how to discourage those nations from giving their nuclear technologies to terrorists, how to prevent accidental transfers, and the role that nuclear attribution plays in contemporary proliferation.

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Backgrounder

How Libya Got Off the List

Author: Eben Kaplan

Libya, for years a thorn in the side of U.S. policymakers, has boosted its profile in recent years, renouncing terrorism and abandoning its WMD. In response, the U.S. State Department has removed Libya from its list of state sponsors of terrorism and plans to resume normal diplomatic relations.

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