International Panel of Experts
In developing the NTI Index, both the EIU and NTI recognized the need for a global dialogue and consensus on priorities for combating the threat posed by vulnerable weapons-usable nuclear materials. EIU and NTI convened highly respected nuclear materials security experts from nuclear- and non–nuclear-weapon states, from countries with and without materials, and from developed and developing nations. Throughout the process, this expert panel has ensured that the NTI Index has an international point of view.
The panel included people from Australia, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Sweden, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States. A representative from the World Institute for Nuclear Security and a former IAEA official also participated. They assisted with the selection of indicators and weights given to prioritize each category and its indicators. The role of the experts was not to represent their country’s interests or score individual countries, nor was it to contribute information to help evaluate individual countries.
Senior Research Fellow, Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies, under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. (Kazakhstan)
Carlos Augusto Feu Alvim da Silva Director, Economy and Energy, and former secretary of Brazilian–Argentine Agency for Accounting and Control of Nuclear Materials. (Brazil)
Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. (United States)
Counselor, NTI; former director general of the Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office. (Australia)
Anatoly S. Diakov
Professor of Physics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. (Russia)
Executive Director, World Institute for Nuclear Security, Austria
Supervisor of Physical Protection at the Serpong Nuclear Research Center, National Nuclear Energy Agency. (Indonesia)
Associate Director, EIU Corporate Network, and former manager, EIU Risk Briefing. (United Kingdom)
Senior Manager, Security Services, South African Nuclear Energy Corporation. (South Africa)
Executive Director, AN & Associates; Advisor, Federation of American Scientists; and Senior Fellow of the CITS, University of Georgia; former director of IAEA Office of Nuclear Security. (Sweden)
Emeritus Professor of Physics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and Co-Chair of the International Panel on Fissile Materials. (India)
Scott D. Sagan
The Caroline S. G. Munro Professor of Political Science and Senior Fellow, Center for International Security and Cooperation. (United States)
Deputy Director of Center for Strategic Study, China Academy of Engineering Physics. (China)
Participation on the panel does not imply endorsement of every aspect of the NTI Index or its findings and recommendations.