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Policymakers and Security Experts on NPEC

Nuclear proliferation is a vexing policy challenge.  The Nonproliferation Policy Education Center is an invaluable resource for Members of Congress and their staff as we grapple with these critical issues.  Its Expertise is needed now more than ever.

Congressman Ed Royce
Chairman
House Foreign Affairs Committee

Henry Sokolski and the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center have been for many years top resources for my work on nonproliferation issues. NPEC’s commitment to reducing the nuclear threat is second to none.

Sen. Ed Markey
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Chairman, Subcommittee on International Development

The Nonproliferation Policy Education Center headed by Henry Sokolski has repeatedly proven to be an indispensable source of expertise for the Congress in its work on nuclear issues.  Through testimony to the Foreign Affairs Committee, the many papers produced by NPEC, and his analysis of complex issues, he has contributed significantly to the Committee’s many accomplishments in this area.  I look forward to continuing to working closely with NPEC for many years to come.

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Fmr. Chairman
House Foreign Affairs Committee

NPEC stands out among the many groups that provide analysis and information about nuclear nonproliferation because it focuses on something that receives less attention than it should – namely, the proliferation impacts of civilian nuclear cooperation.  You can count on NPEC to provide incisive analysis of nuclear nonproliferation issues from diverse points of view.

Congressman Brad Sherman
Ranking Member
House Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade

The Nonproliferation Policy Education Center has distinguished itself with its no-nonsense analyses and strong advocacy for robust nonproliferation policies. The organization's leadership ranks in the top tier of experts that the Committee on Foreign Relations looks to for testimony on difficult issues.

Richard Lugar
President of the Lugar Center
Fmr. Senator (R), Indiana

For 15 years, no individual or organization has spent more time studying the risks associated with the spread of civil nuclear power technology and the failure to deal with the nuclear weapons programs of Iran and North Korea as Henry Sokolski and the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center (NPEC).  As the threats of nuclear terrorism and proliferation continue to dominate national security policy debates, both Sokolski and NPEC will continue to provide a vital service to the legislative and executive branches.

Jon Kyl
Covington and Burling, LLP
Fmr. Senator (R), Arizona

NPEC and its guiding light, Henry Sokolski, have for fifteen years performed an invaluable service to our country on the critical threats posed by proliferation. They have provided evidence, analysis and opinion to inform and enhance our policy debates, and in so doing earned the respect of all the participants in that debate, no mean accomplishment in Washington these. Although I wish the world were such that we didn't have to wish Henry and NPEC well for another fifteen years, we do, and we should.  Best of luck! 

Ambassador John Bolton
AEI, former Under Secretary of State
UN Ambassador

NPEC and Henry Sokolski are a steady source of penetrating analysis and innovative policy recommendations.  They are an exceptionally creative players in the nonproliferation field. 

George Perkovich
VP for Studies and Nonproliferation Program
Director, The Carnegie Endowment

I am deeply impressed with NPEC’s mastery of a broad range of nonproliferation topics and the depth of analysis reflected in its profusion of publications.  NPEC is widely respected for distilling complex nuclear threat issues down to their essence and providing timely, actionable, and eminently sensible policy recommendations.

 Congressman Jeff Fortenberry
Co-chairman
House Nuclear Security Caucus
House Appropriations Committee

Few nonproliferation policy shops, including the big ones, have accomplished as much as NPEC.

Victor Gilinsky
Former NRC Commissioner

Anyone with a serious interest in nuclear proliferation needs to track NPEC's reports. NPEC provides not only up-to-date information, it exposes the considerable array of follies and contradictions in our policies. It is a one- stop shop for sanity on technology, economics, politics and bureaucratic behavior.

Henry Rowen
Hoover Institution
Former RAND President
Chairman, the National Intelligence Council, and Assistant Secretary of Defense

NPEC is a vital and effective world leader in the deadly serious business of stopping the spread of nuclear weapons. If we don't want to lose a city, or worse, we should support NPEC's work now.

Amory Lovins
Rocky Mountain Institute

Nuclear proliferation is a complicated intellectual field and a difficult practical challenge. If we succeed in coming to grips with the challenges we face, it will be in large part because of the fearless and first-rate work of NPEC.

William Kristol
Editor
The Weekly Standard

Thanks to the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center no one dealing with nuclear non-proliferation policies and issues will ever be able to say "I didn't know", "I didn't realize" or "what else could have been done?" This, by itself, is a major accomplishment.

Pierre Goldschmidt
Former Head of the IAEA
Department of Safeguards

There are many think tanks in Washington. Very few of them can be described as invaluable. NPEC is one of those few. In an era where no issue matters more -- or is thought about less -- than nuclear proliferation, NPEC has consistently provided the most comprehensive and intelligent analysis available.

Bret Stephens
The Wall Street Journal 

NPEC has commissioned landmark research reports on  nuclear-proliferation-related issues and plays an important role in Washington's nuclear-policy debates as an expert and effective nuclear iconoclast.

Frank Von Hippel
Princeton University
Co-chair International Panel on Fissile Materials

No organization speaks as forcefully and cogently on the range of topics influencing our thinking about nuclear power and proliferation as does NPEC.

Jeff Kueter
President
The George Marshall Institute

In a town where institutions tend to stake out predictable and not very original positions, NPEC cannot be easily pigeon-holed.Its honest, hard-hitting analysis has often made administrations of both parties uncomfortable –and that’s probably a good thing.

Robert Einhorn
U.S. Department of State

NPEC has consistently been way ahead of the curve. Not only does NPEC identify problems long before they hit the front pages, it has an excellent record at bringing together regional experts with strategic thinkers. It also thinks seriously about how the other side will try to counter whatever approach the United States adopts and realizes that foreign policy problems usually require an ongoing campaign, not just immediate policy steps. 

Patrick Clawson
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

“Henry Sokolski's work earns wide regard because it is both informed and trenchant. His analysis offers valuable insights and presents important challenges—not only to those who have advocated prior non-proliferation initiatives but to those who contend that there are better options.

Alton Frye
Presidential Senior Fellow Emeritus
The Council on Foreign Relations 

  
 
NPEC in the Media

Apr 10, 2014: The Nuclear Threat Initative's Global Security Newswire quotes NPEC executive director in "Japan's Plutonium Plan Hits New, Local Obstacles"

Mar 25, 2014: The Christian Science Monitor quotes NPEC executive director in "At nuclear summit, Obama calls for global 'architecture' to secure materials," by Howard LaFranchi

Mar 18, 2014: NPEC Senior Researcher Greg Jones is referenced in Reuter's article, "Could Iran's Arak reactor be "de-fanged" to ease bomb fears?"

Mar 04, 2014: NPEC's executive director cited in the Wall Street Journal article "Ukraine Tensions Imperil U.S.-Russia Diplomatic Initiative," by Jay Solomon

Feb 04, 2014: The Wall Street Journal quotes NPEC executive director in "Dancing in the Nuclear Dark: How will we know when Iran sprints toward a bomb?"

Jan 28, 2014: The Washington Free Beacon quotes NPEC senior researcher's comments at the Implementation of the Iran Nuclear Deal HFAC hearing in "Lawmaker: Iran Deal Being Kept in 'Super Secret Location'

Jan 10, 2014: NPEC executive director interviewed for Arms Control Association article "U.S. Policy on Nuclear Pacts Detailed"

Jan 08, 2014: Foreign Policy quotes NPEC executive director and Victor Gilinsky, nuclear consultant, in "A Safer World, Filled with Nukes," by Keith Johnson

Dec 12, 2013: NPEC "Avoiding Future Irans: A New Course fo U.S. Nonproliferation Policy" event recounted in Global Security Newswire article "Lawmakers' Retort to Obama's 'Flexible' Nuclear Trade Policy: Potential New Limits"

Dec 04, 2013: The New York Times references NPEC executive director in "Ebb in Uranium Enrichment in U.S. Raises Questions About Nuclear Policy"

Nov 29, 2013: NPEC's executive director is cited in Wall Street Journal article, "Iran Nuclear Deal Raises Fears of Proliferation Among Arab States"

Nov 27, 2013: The Washington Free Beacon quotes NPEC executive director in "Iran-North Korea Missile Cooperation Undermines Recent Geneva Nuclear Deal"

 

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More of NPEC’s Work
A chronological listing by resource:

Articles | Working Papers | Interviews | Official Docs & Letters | Op-Eds & Blogs | Press Releases | Presentations | Audio & Video | Testimony & Transcripts
 
NPEC's Latest
NPEC Articles & Studies
NPEC Books
     Nuclear Weapons Materials Gone Missing: What Does History Teach?
Mar 2014
     Nuclear Weapons Security Crises: What Does History Teach?
Jul 2013
     The Next Arms Race
Jul 2012
     Nuclear Nonproliferation: Moving Beyond Pretense
Jul 2012
     Pure Risk: Federal Clean Energy Loan Guarantees
Apr 2012
     Nuclear Power's Global Expansion: Weighing Its Costs and Risks
Dec 2010
     Reviewing the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty
Jan 2010
     Pakistan's Nuclear Future: Reining in the Risk
Apr 2010
     Nuclear Heuristics: Selected Writings of Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter
Jan 2009
     Falling Behind: International Scrutiny of the Peaceful Atom
Mar 2008
     Pakistan's Nuclear Future: Worries Beyond War
Jan 2008
     Gauging U.S.-Indian Strategic Cooperation
Mar 2007
     Taming the Next Set of Strategic Weapons Threats
May 2006
     Getting Ready for a Nuclear Ready Iran
Jan 2005
     Getting Mad: Nuclear Mutual Assured Destruction, Its Origins and Practice
Nov 2004
     Checking Iran's Nuclear Ambitions
Jan 2004
     Beyond Nunn Lugar: Curbing the Next Wave of Weapons Proliferation Threats from Russia
Apr 2002
     Planning for a Peaceful Korea
Feb 2001
     Twenty First Century Weapons Proliferation
Jan 2001
     Best of Intentions: America's Campaign Against Strategic Weapons Proliferation
Jan 2001
     Prevailing in a Well-Armed World: Devising Competitive Strategies Against Weapons Proliferation
Mar 2000
     Fighting Proliferation: New Concerns for the Nineties
Jan 1996
Briefs of Import
from Outside NPEC
Daily Times, AFP
Apr 14, 2014
Iran needs 30,000 new centrifuges for fuel

Pittsburgh Business Times, Paul J. Gough
Apr 14, 2014
Czech Republic cancels Westinghouse nuclear project

Bangkok Post
Apr 11, 2014
Japan reverses nuclear power policy

Reuters (14)
Apr 11, 2014
Japan approves energy plan reinstating nuclear power

The Wall Street Journal, Sean Carney (2)
Apr 10, 2014
CEO: EU Policy Uncertainty Hurting Markets, Future of Nuclear Power

The Energy Collective, Justin Guay
Apr 10, 2014
How Japan Replaced Half its Nuclear Capacity with Efficiency

RIA Novosti (3)
Apr 09, 2014
Safety Levels High at Russian Nuclear Power Plants

The Japan Times (31)
Apr 08, 2014
U.S. sailors sue Tepco for $1 billion over alleged radiation exposure

Daily Bankruptcy Review, Peg Brickley, Dow Jones & Company Inc.
Apr 08, 2014
USEC Paid Executives, Advisors $30 Million on Way to Bankruptcy

knoxnews.com, Frank Munger (2)
Apr 08, 2014
ORNL, DOE, USEC and the enrichment future

Reuters, Justyna Pawlak and Parisa Hafezi
Apr 08, 2014
U.S. warns on Iran 'breakout' capability as nuclear talks start

Centre for Research on Globalization, Andrew Dewit, Asia-Pacific Journal
Apr 07, 2014
In the Wake of Fukushima: Japan's Nuclear Energy Policy Impasse

The Middle East Media Research Institute
Apr 07, 2014
Former Iranian Atomic Energy Organization Director: We Hid Information From IAEA

Helsinki Times
Apr 06, 2014
Finns have concerns over Russian nuclear power plant

Hurriyet Daily News, Anadolu Agency (2)
Apr 06, 2014
Environment report for Turkey's first nuke plant re-submitted

 

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and university professors about proliferation threats and possible new policies and measures to meet them.
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