In 2013, Moscow ended the joint Russian-US Cooperative Threat Reduction program (the Nunn-Lugar program) because it is now able to manage these issues on its own. The cooperation over the secure storage of weapons-grade materials was suspended in 2014.
A special program to upgrade the transportation infrastructure has been in place since 2010.
Russia is not the only power whose contribution to a global nuclear-safety strategy is crucial.
Safety concerns plague key sites that have been proposed for nuclear bomb production.
Busy waging trade wars with other countries and getting involved in distant conflicts, such as in Syria, that have nothing whatsoever to do with the United States, Washington is largely ignoring a real problem that is threatening the country's national security each and every day. .