In collaboration with the U.S. Department of State’s Partnership for Nuclear Security Program (PNTR), CRDF Global conducted a Nuclear Security and Nonproliferation Workshop in Malaysia for academics, students, and researchers from universities and research institutions in South Asia. The workshop focused on best practices in nuclear security, nonproliferation, and the importance of insider threat mitigation practices and covered topics such as International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards, real-life case studies of insider threats, and components of an effective nuclear regime. The workshop also included a tour of a Malaysian research reactor where participants were able to see a control room and a spent fuel pool.
This workshop was featured in an ongoing series, SAV-CRDF Global Essays on Nuclear Security, developed in collaboration with the Stimson Center’s South Asian Voices. Articles in this series, written by recipients of the CRDF Global-SAV research grants in nuclear security, include cybersecurity at civilian nuclear energy sites, regional and international cooperation in South Asia, personnel protection at nuclear sites, and other topics related to nuclear security on the subcontinent.