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Nuclear Terrorism: A Potential Threat to World’s Peace and Security


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Page : 135-154

Keywords : Al‐Qaeda; ISIS; Iraq; Nuclear Terrorism; Nuclear Weapon; Fissile Material; Osama bin Laden; IAEA.;

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Since 9/11, there is a great concern in the internaonal community about the potenal nuclear terror aacks by the terrorist organizaons in the major cies of the world. The quest of the terrorist organizaons like Al Qaeda and Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to get access, seize, or steal the nuclear weapons and nuclear material either to inflict heavy damages to human lives or to disperse the radioacvity in the environment using a 'dirty bomb' further strengthens this concern which can pose a great threat to the security and peace of the world. This paper analyzes the potenal threat of nuclear terrorism, the scenarios regarding the acquision of the nuclear weapons or nuclear material, nuclear terrorism as myth or reality, consequences and response to nuclear terrorism, Al‐Qaeda's and ISIS quest for nuclear weapon and nuclear material acquision for nuclear terrorism, and internaonal measures to eliminate the threat of nuclear terrorism so far.

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