Nuclear Smuggling Chains
Suppliers, Intermediaries, and End-Users
This article analyzes the supply and demand sides in nuclear smuggling, as well as intermediaries between them, based on the 700 illicit trafficking incidents collected by the Stanford Database on Nuclear Smuggling, Theft, and Orphan Radiation Sources (DSTO) for the period 1991 to 2002. The supply side consists of people with access to nuclear and other radioactive material. It can be subdivided into civilian employees at source facilities, ranging from technicians to top managers; military personnel; and security guards.
© 2003 Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC)
Lyudmila Zaitseva, Kevin Hand