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Oct 22, 2013 Securing the Nuclear Enterprise: What Do Past Nuclear Crises Teach Us?
At the Stimson Center, Mark Stokes discusses his chapter in NPEC's new study: Nuclear Weapons Security Crises: What Does History Teach? Stokes' chapter focuses on China's near loss of control of its nuclear arsenal during the Cultural Revolution.
Audio & Video
Oct 22, 2013 National Review Online Posts NPEC Analysis, "The U.S.-Vietnam Nuclear Deal"
In the NRO, Sokolski and Gilinsky write that Congress should reject the U.S.-Vietnam nuclear deal because it fails to meet the nonproliferation gold standard and sets a dangerous precedent for nuclear negotiations with other countries.
Op-Eds & Blogs
Jun 04, 2013 National Review Online Posts NPEC Analysis, "Obama's Nuclear Vietnam"
Although a few years ago Congress prevented the State Department from sealing a civilian nuclear agreement with Vietnam that did not take into account non-proliferation concerns, the State Department and Obama administration are now again trying to sell American reactors to Vietnam, without addressing the non-proliferation concerns of Congress or the recommendations of the government-wide non-proliferation review.
Op-Eds & Blogs
Apr 11, 2013 NPEC's Executive Director Testifies to Joint House Subcommittee Hearing, "Breaking the Iran, North Korea and Syria Nexus"
Prepared testimony of NPEC's Executive Director to an April 11, 2013 hearing before the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, the Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, and the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade, "Breaking the Iran, North Korea and Syria Nexus." 
Testimony & Transcripts
Apr 08, 2013 Robert Zarate: The Non-Use and Abuse of Nuclear Proliferation Intelligence in the Cases of North Korea and Iran
One of the key assumptions shared by backers of military counter-proliferation is that with enough timely intelligence, the U.S. and its key allies can bomb, interdict, sabotage, and otherwise neutralize the nuclear weapons efforts of proliferating states. The presumption here is that it is the supply of intelligence, rather than the timely use and demand for it from policy makers and military planners, that is preventing more robust counter-proliferation activity. At some level this certainly must be true. Yet, in the important current cases of Iran and North Korea, it is nowhere near as important as the demand problem. The attached NPEC-commissioned study by Robert Zarate, Policy Director of the Foreign Policy Initiative, "The Non-Use and Abuse of Nuclear Proliferation Intelligence: The Cases of North Korea and Iran," makes this case forcefully. His conclusion, after detailing what is known about how we have used the intelligence we had on these programs, is that if we are unwilling to act on the basis of early proliferation information when only modest actions are needed, it is a mistake to assume we will be more likely to act later when more heroic measures are required.
Working Papers & Monographs
Apr 05, 2013 National Review Online Posts NPEC Analysis, "Pyongyang Is Not Our Only Nuclear Worry"
This op-ed argues that Pyongyang is not the only nuclear worry in East Asia since Japan is considering opening a plant that can produce eight tons of plutonium a year — enough to make 1,000 to 2,000 nuclear weapons annually, while South Korea also wants to make plutonium-based nuclear fuels from imported U.S. power-reactor assemblies. The U.S. should try to defer as long as possible any decision to start any form of Korean nuclear-fuel-making or to increase Japanese plutonium production.   
Op-Eds & Blogs
Apr 04, 2013 Should the U.S. Encourage South Korea and Japan to Make Plutonium-Based Nuclear Fuels?
NPEC held a Capitol Hill event focusing on what U.S. policy should be regarding South Korean and Japanese ambitions to make nuclear fuels from U.S. materials at a time when we are trying to get Iran and North Korea to stop. Speakers included Frank Von Hippel, former Asst. Dir. of the Office of Science and Technology under President Clinton, and William Tobey, former Dep. Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration under President George W. Bush.
Presentations; Audio & Video
Feb 12, 2013 National Review Online Posts NPEC Analysis, "After North Korea's Test: Slow the Nuclear Dominos"
Rather than support Tokyo’s and Seoul’s cravings to develop nuclear-weapons options, NPEC's executive director argues that the U.S. should explicitly waive the need for Japan and South Korea to secure any licenses to export their nuclear reactors if these two countries agree to a set of additional nonproliferation conditions, and put off recycling any U.S.-origin spent reactor fuel. Additionally, the U.S. should publicly call on China to join the U.S. and Russia in any further nuclear-weapons-reduction effort.  
Op-Eds & Blogs
Mar 26, 2012 NPR's Talk of the Nation Interviews NPEC's Executive Director on the Future of Nuclear Weapons
On March 26, 2012 NPR's Talk of the Nation interviewed NPEC Executive Director Henry Sokolski on the topic of Defining Nuclear Security in Face of Modern Threats.
Interviews; Audio & Video
Mar 26, 2012 Testimony before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, "China's Nuclear Weapons and Fissile Materials Holdings: Uncertainties and Concerns."
NPEC's Executive Director testifies before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, "China's Nuclear Weapons and Fissile Materials Holdings: Uncertainties and Concerns"
Testimony & Transcripts
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