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Saudi Arabia and Iran Energy Analyses - Presentations & Papers

As a part of NPEC's project, "40 Years Hence: Implementing Title V of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Act of 1978," experts were commissioned to assess the economic and environmental efficacy of alternatives to introducing or expanding nuclear power in a number of developing countries. Below are the energy studies on Saudi Arabia and Iran.

Studies on Taiwan, and China, as well as analyses of U.S. energy cooperation spending and the feasability of an Energy Peace Corps,a program called for in Section 502 of Title V, are also available.

Mar 10, 2018


"The Enigma of Resource-Rich Iran's Pursuit of Nuclear Energy"
Geoffrey Styles, GSW Strategy Group

PowerPoint Slides
Final Paper (Updated March 2018)


"Meeting Iran's Energy Requirements without Nuclear Power"
Patrick Clawson, Washington Institute for Near East Policy 

Draft Paper (Updated October 2017)


"Economic Considerations of Nuclear Power Deployment in Saudi Arabia"
Ali Ahmad, American University of Beirut

PowerPoint Slides
Draft Paper (Updated November 2017)


"Saudi Arabia: Energy Needs and Nuclear Power"
Robin Mills, Qamar Energy

PowerPoint Slides
Draft Paper (Updated February 2018)


"Motivations for Nuclear Programmes in Iran & Saudi Arabia"
Stephen Thomas, University of Greenwich

PowerPoint Slides
Draft Paper
(Updated February 2018)


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