The NSS process


The fourth and final Nuclear Security Summit (NSS), hosted by the US from March 31 to April 1, 2016 at Washington DC, is seen as a transition of the initiative from the leadership level to the technical level – to implement the understanding reached during the summit process in the form of communiqués and various outcome documents.

Amongst other organisations, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), having the requisite expertise and mandate, is likely to be accorded a leading and central role in the implementation of the nuclear security related initiatives. The challenge for the international community would be to avoid a duplication of effort.