22 March 2014
Nuclear security experts say the biennial Nuclear Security Summit has lost momentum, but they believe it is still relevant as the threat of nuclear terrorism still exists and it is important to keep the dialogue going.
The third summit will be held in The Hague, Netherlands.
The inaugural Nuclear Security Summit was held in Washington DC four years ago.
Analysts agreed that the summit had raised the profile of the nuclear security issue through the participation of heads of state.
However, the proliferation of nuclear weapons and nuclear terrorism remain threats that are alive and well.
Professor Rajesh Basrur, advisor of the Energy and Human Security Programme at S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, said: “Some people are sceptical about its future, and I think there is reason for that because there is a sense that the whole process has slowed down.”
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