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Aug 04, 2010 NPEC Clarifies Connection Between Nuclear Power Economics and Proliferation
The Policy Review publishes "The High and Hidden Costs of Nuclear Power" in which NPEC's executive director draws connections between nuclear power economics and proliferation. For a more detailed analysis of this subject, see Nuclear Power, Energy Markets, and Proliferation."
Articles
Jul 26, 2010 National Review Online, "New START: Don't Shake the Tree If the Fruit Ain't Ripe "
In "New START: Don't Shake the Tree If the Fruit Ain't Ripe ," NPEC's executive director, Henry Sokolski, compares previous arms control treaty ratification efforts with New START (see also, New START: Trust but Clarify) . In addition, he reiterates that in order to get overwhelming Senate support, the treaty's negotiating record should be released in classified form. This last point was also highlighted in a recent article published by The Christian Science Monitor.
Op-Eds & Blogs
Jul 22, 2010 Council on Foreign Relations, "Debating the New START Treaty"
The Council on Foreign Relations has published a debate on the New START Treaty in which NPEC's Executive Director argues that unless more details from the negotations between U.S. and Russian officials are known, it will remain difficult to determine if New START is beneficial.
Op-Eds & Blogs
Jul 19, 2010 Precision Technologies as Possible Alternatives to Nuclear Weapons
In this study, Steve Lukasik, former director of the Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, assesses the potential of emerging, highly precise conventional military technologies to accomplish the missions currently assigned to nuclear weapons.
Working Papers & Monographs
Jul 18, 2010 Heritage Hosts NPEC Lecture: "Will Obama's Arms Control Agenda Stop with New START?"
NPEC's Executive Director explains why rushing to ratify the New START Treaty would forgo a critical opportunity to draw the administration out on what America's arms control agenda and strategic weapons policies are and to advise the White House on what they ought to be. More information about the event can be read here. Global Security Newswire covered the event and focused on the obstacles that the U.S. faces in reaching more arms control agreements with Russia.
Audio & Video
Jul 15, 2010 Letter Signed by NPEC Criticizes $25 Billion in New Loan Guarantees for Nuclear Power
NPEC co-signed a letter along with the National Taxpayers Union, Taxpayers for Common Sense and the Marshall Institute which urges the leadership of the House and Senate Subcommittees on Energy and Water Development not to give any additional loan guarantee authority to the Department of Energy (DOE) Loan Guarantee Program in the FY 2011 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill.
Official Docs & Letters
Jun 22, 2010 Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "We may be on the hook for more nuclear plants"
Peter Bradford, a member of NPEC's Board of Advisors, writes in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the new loan guarantees created by Congress to support the construction of new nuclear plants in Georgia and elsewhere are likely to saddle taxpayers with large bills if the programs fail, but no one knows what the true cost will be because the Department of Energy has declined to release the criteria they are using to decide whether to grant the loans.
Op-Eds & Blogs
Jun 02, 2010 Nuclear Power, Energy Markets, and Proliferation
In "Nuclear Power, Energy Markets, and Proliferation," an introduction to the forthcoming book, Nuclear Power’s Global Expansion: Weighing Its Cost and Risks, NPEC's executive director draws connections between nuclear power economics and proliferation. For a more general overview of the relationship between nuclear power economics and the proliferation of nuclear weapons click here.
Working Papers & Monographs
May 29, 2010 National Review Online, "Obama's Backing of the NPT Final Declaration: Nonproliferation With a Vengence."
NPEC's executive director questions in a blog post for National Review Online if anyone but Iran benefited from the NPT final declaration.
Op-Eds & Blogs
May 26, 2010 National Review Online: "Energy Pork: What Our Troops Are Fighting For?"
As the House prepares to vote on a War Supplemental Bill, NPEC's executive director writes on the National Review Online that a deal between the White House and the Congressional leadership has ensured a $19 billion serving of commercial energy pork is tucked away in its pages.
Op-Eds & Blogs
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