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Italy

Theft Ranking
Has Weapons-Usable Nuclear Materials
Change+3
Score75
Rank14

Summary

Italy ranks 14th in the theft ranking and is one of the most improved states, with its score increasing by 3 points from 2014. Italy improved because of its ratification of the 2005 Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Materials. In the future, Italy could improve its nuclear materials security conditions by strengthening its laws and regulations to mitigate the insider threat, enhancing on-site trained emergency response and armed response capabilities, and improving cybersecurity at nuclear facilities. Italy could also improve nuclear materials security conditions by publishing an annual report on nuclear security, making public declarations about its materials quantities, and hosting an international peer review. Italy’s nuclear materials security conditions remain adversely affected by governance and corruption challenges.


Category & Indicator Scores

Category & Indicators
Rank / Score / Δ

Quantities and Sites
73
=8

Quantities of Nuclear Materials
63
=7

Sites and Transportation
67
=8

Material Production / Elimination Trends
100
=1

Security and Control Measures
76
=13

On-site Physical Protection
100
=1

Control and Accounting Procedures
100
=1

Insider Threat Prevention
67
=6

Physical Security During Transport
100
=1

Response Capabilities
57
23

Cybersecurity
0
=18

Global Norms
+9
67
20

International Legal Commitments
+20
80
=17

Voluntary Commitments
100
=1

International Assurances
20
=21

Domestic Commitments and Capacity
100
=1

UNSCR 1540 Implementation
100
=1

Domestic Nuclear Materials Security Legislation
100
=1

Safeguards Adherence and Compliance
100
=1

Independent Regulatory Agency
100
=1

Risk Environment
+5
53
16

Political Stability
75
=10

Effective Governance
38
=16

Pervasiveness of Corruption
+25
50
=12

Group(s) Interested in Illicitly Acquiring Materials
50
=7

Legend

= denotes tie in rank
Δ denotes change in score between 2014 and 2016
– denotes no change between 2014 and 2016
All countries are scored 0–100, where 100 = most favorable nuclear security conditions

Note on Scores

Indicator scores equal the sum of the subindicator scores. Scores are then normalized 0-100, where 100 = most favorable nuclear materials security conditions.