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Jan 04, 2019 If Yes to Saudi Arabia, No to Whom?
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists publishes a new piece by NPEC's Executive Director, Henry Sokolski, and Program Advisor, Victor Gilinsky, on U.S.-Saudi nuclear issues, "If Yes to Saudi Arabia, No to Whom?" 
Op-Eds & Blogs
Oct 28, 2018 Khashoggi's Killing Should Be a Nuclear Red Flag
The Wall Street Journal publishes a new piece from a Senior Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and NPEC's Executive Director on Khashoggi's death and trusting Saudi Arabia with nuclear technology, "Khashoggi's Killing Should Be a Nuclear Red Flag"
Op-Eds & Blogs
Oct 16, 2018 Reactors Today, Tomorrow a Saudi Arabian Bomb
The National Interest publishes a new piece from NPEC's Executive Director and Program Advisor on Saudi Arabia and nuclear technology, "Reactors Today, Tomorrow a Saudi Arabian Bomb"
Op-Eds & Blogs
Aug 13, 2018 Canada May Secure America's Nuclear Nonproliferation Bacon
The Hill publishes a new piece from NPEC's Executive Director and Program Advisor on the nonproliferation impact of Saudi-Canadian relations, "Canada May Secure America's Nuclear Nonproliferation Bacon."
Op-Eds & Blogs
Jun 23, 2018 John Batchelor Show Interview with William Tobey on "The Libya Model"
John Batchelor interviews NPEC Board Member William Tobey about lessons learned from Libya's denuclearization in 2003, based on Tobey's research for "Intelligence and Policy Community Cooperation in the Libya WMD Disarmament Case."
Jun 21, 2018 Intelligence and Policy Community Cooperation in the Libya WMD Disarmament Case (Occasional Paper 1802)
As the Trump Administration prepares to negotiate with North Korea, a question has arisen as to what model Washington should follow. National Security Advisor John Bolton has suggested that the Libyan nuclear case represents the best example to emulate. Given the violence Libya suffered after it disarmed, this recommendation provoked criticism, not only from the North Korean government, but a number of American analysts.    Anticipating the importance of this case, NPEC commissioned William Tobey, former Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation at the National Nuclear Security Administration, to write a primary history. Mr. Tobey served on the National Security Council in the Bush (43) Administration when the Libyan nuclear case was being worked.    For his primary history, Tobey conducted extensive history. Shortly after it was completed, the CIA's Center for the Study of Intelligence presented him with the prestigious Studies in Intelligence Award for 2018. 
Working Papers & Monographs
May 25, 2018 Saudi Nuclear Reader
Catch up on the history, law, and most recent developments regarding Saudi Arabia's civilian nuclear program and a possible US nuclear cooperative agreement.
Working Papers & Monographs
May 24, 2018 John Batchelor Show Interviews on Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the Bomb
John Batchelor interviews NPEC's Executive Director on the possibility of renegotiating the Iran Deal, the proposed US civilian nuclear cooperative agreementwith Saudi Arabia, and the important distinction between safeguarding and monitoring. 
Interviews; Audio & Video
May 24, 2018 Letter to Congress on Nuclear Cooperation with Saudi Arabia
On May 24, 2018, 14 nuclear security experts, including NPEC's Executive Director, sent a letter to the chairs and ranking members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The letter called on Congress "to make sure that with any cooperative agreement with Saudi Arabia, our government does what is necessary to ensure that Saudi Arabia does not reprocess spent fuel or enrich uranium, whether it buys reactors or reactor components from U.S.-based firms or not." The letter was featured in a Washington Post piece, "Pompeo: Saudis must not enrich uranium if it seeks civilian nuclear cooperation."
Official Docs & Letters
May 22, 2018 How Bad Might the Middle East's Nuclear Future Get?
NPEC's Executive Director introduces his new op-ed in Foreign Policy, "In the Middle East, Soon Everyone Will Want the Bomb."
Op-Eds & Blogs
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