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Dec 10, 2013 National Review Online Posts NPEC Analysis, "Deflating the Hype on Obama's Iran Nuclear Deal"
On December 10, 2013, National Review Online posted an article by Greg Jones and Henry Sokolski, "Deflating the Hype on Obama's Iran Nuclear Deal"
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.
Sep 19, 2013 NYT Publishes NPEC Piece, "Let's Be Honest about Israel's Nukes"
In this NY Times op-ed, NPEC's Executive Director, Henry Sokolski, and Program Advisor, Victor Gilinsky, argue that the U.S. policy of silence regarding Israel's alleged nuclear weapons impedes serious negotiations about weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East.
Aug 27, 2013 National Review Online Posts NPEC Analysis, "Syria: America's First Hot Shot in a New Cold War?"
Preventing Assad from using chemical weapons will require massive air strikes or “boots on the ground” to eliminate Syria’s stockpiles. The best way to constrain Iranian behavior in the Middle East is not to allow it to win in Syria.  
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.
Apr 26, 2013 The Hill Posts Op-Ed by NPEC and Taxpayers for Common Sense, "Held up by MOX(y)"
An April 26, 2013 op-ed in The Hill by NPEC's executive director and Autumn Hanna, Senior Program Director at Taxpayers for Common Sense, examines objections to President Obama’s cut to a nuclear project sited at Savannah River designed to convert 34 tons of nuclear weapon-grade plutonium into civilian reactor fuel.
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.   
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.  
Oct 22, 2012 Henry Sokolski in the NRO: "Romney Must Get His Nuclear Redlines Right"
NPEC's Executive Director argues that both Romney and Obama don't have their facts straight. Obama and Biden are wrong to argue that they will know when Iran develops a weapon in which to put enriched uranium, and to insinuate that the development of such weapons is a sufficient red line. Meanwhile, Romney makes a mistake in stating that Iran does not yet have enough enriched uranium to produce a weapon, which is false. Finally, Romney should explain how banning Iranian nuclear-fuel production entirely could serve as a basis for a more effective general nonproliferation policy. 
Sep 12, 2012 Henry Sokolski & Autumn Hanna in the NRO: "Yet More Solyndras"
In an article published in the National Review Online, Sokolski and Hanna argue that although the No More Solyndras Act's purported goal is to stop the siphoning of taxpayer dollars from the program that spawned Solyndra, instead it actually locks taxpayers into providing billions more in high-risk loan guarantees. 
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