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Mar 10, 2018 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.
Presentations
Mar 06, 2018 5 Myths about Saudi Arabia's Nuclear Program
NPEC's Executive Director publishes a new op-ed in The National Interest, "5 Myths about Saudi Arabia's Nuclear Program."
Op-Eds & Blogs
Mar 02, 2018 Cutting a Permissive Nuclear Deal with Saudi Arabia -- Playing with Fire
NPEC's Program Advisor and Executive Director publish a piece in Foreign Policy, "Don't Give Saudi Arabia An Easy Path to Nukes." 
Op-Eds & Blogs
Feb 22, 2018 No to a Permissive US-Saudi Nuclear Deal
NPEC's Executive Director and Program Advisor publish a new op-ed in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, "No to a Permissive US-Saudi Nuclear Deal," about the importance of sticking to the nonproliferation Gold Standard in any nuclear deal with Saudi Arabia.
Op-Eds & Blogs
Feb 09, 2018 Understanding the US-Saudi Nuclear Cooperation Controversy
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry seems to be in a rush to strike  formal US 123 nuclear cooperative agreement with Saudi Arabia that would be "flexible" on the question of whether or not Riyadh could enrich uranium or separate plutonium from spent reactor fuel -- the same nuclear activities that the world is rightly worried Iran might use in several years to make bombs under the provisions of the current Iran nuclear deal. None of this will help “fix” the Iran nuclear deal’s allowance for Tehran to enrich and reprocess in several years. Instead, it will only signal to the Gulf States and the world that Washington is not that concerned about preventing the spread of the most dangerous nuclear weapons-related technologies in the most dangerous region of the world. The House and Senate should ask questions and hold hearings to shape these negotiations well before they produce any final text whose terms we might later regret.
Op-Eds & Blogs
Feb 08, 2018 Is a US 123 with Saudi Arabia Necessary?
Memo questioning the need for a US 123 nuclear cooperative agreement with Saudi Arabia.
Op-Eds & Blogs
Feb 05, 2018 A Poorly Negotiated Saudi Nuclear Deal Could Damage Future Regional Relationships
NPEC Executive Director Henry Sokolski and NPEC Board Member William Tobey publish a new op-ed in The National Interest, "A Poorly Negotiated Saudi Nuclear Deal Could Damage Future Regional Relationships," about the dangers of a lax nuclear cooperative agreement with Saudi Arabia. 
Op-Eds & Blogs
Jan 07, 2018 Reactors for Saudi Arabia Are Bad Business and Dangerous Diplomacy
NPEC's Executive Director and Board Advisor publish a new op-ed in The Hill, "Reactors for Saudi Arabia are bad business and dangerous diplomacy," about U.S. plans to sign a nuclear umbrella agreement with Saudi Arabia as the first step toward selling the country nuclear power reactors.
Op-Eds & Blogs
Dec 10, 2017 How to Stop Iran's Missile Program
NPEC Executive Director and NPEC Board Member pubish a new piece in the National Interest, "How to Stop Iran's Missile Program," about multilateral options to place limits on the Iranian missile program. 
Op-Eds & Blogs
Nov 16, 2017 Exporting Power Reactors: No Way to Fight Proliferation
In an article published by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, "Exporting Power Reactors: No Way to Fight Proliferation," NPEC Executive Director Henry Sokolski and NPEC Program Advisor Victor Gilinsky explain the problems with the argument that the U.S. government must subsidize nuclear power reactor construction abroad in order to promote nonproliferation. 
Op-Eds & Blogs
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