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Naval Nuclear Propulsion and IAEA Safeguards

by Laura Rockwood

August 2017

This Issue Brief was published by the Federation of American Scientists

The purpose of this issue brief is to review the legal aspects of safeguards in connection with naval nuclear propulsion programs, in particular as regards the possible withdrawal from safeguards of nuclear material for such programs.

The Summary section provides recommendations about what should be considered in an arrangement that states need to have with the International Atomic Energy Agency for naval nuclear propulsion activities in states with comprehensive safeguards agreements.

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