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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. 
May 14, 2012 Henry Sokolski in the NRO: "Iran: Obama's 5% Uranium Enrichment Solution is No Solution at All"
This article argues that President Obama’s concession to allow Iran to enrich uranium up to 5% would not only make it easier for Tehran to break out and make nuclear weapons whenever it wants, but also give Iran’s neighbors every reason to demand similar nuclear-fuel-making “rights.” To prevent a nuclear Iran, we need to make it clear to the mullahs that the costs of violating the NPT by acquiring or testing a nuclear device will be much higher than anything they have yet suffered.  
Feb 07, 2012 Obama Turns Bush's Nonproliferation Gold Standard into Lead
In an op-ed published by the National Review, NPEC's Executive Director looks into Obama's policy reversal and argues that leading and leaning on key nuclear suppliers to adopt the Gold Standard is our only option. Moreover, if the U.S. allows Jordan, Vietnam, South Korea, or Saudi Arabia to make nuclear fuel, it can forget about preventing any other country, including Iran, from doing so.
Oct 28, 2011 Henry Sokolski & Autumn Hanna: The Next Solyndra: Riskier and Radioactive
NPEC executive director Henry Sokolski and Taxpayers for Common Sense's Autumn Hanna draw comparisons between the failed solar company Solyndra and uranium enrichment company USEC. Solyndra, a federal loan guarantee recipient, has already gone bankrupt, and USEC will certainly follow a similar path of wasting taxpayer resources if the government approves a loan guarantee for them.
Sep 09, 2011 Greg Jones in TNR: Iran Already is a Nuclear State
In The New Republic, NPEC Senior Analyst Greg S. Jones presents the case for the fulfillment of Iran's nuclear ambitions.
Sep 07, 2011 FAS Posts NPEC Case for Tightening US Nuclear Export Nonproliferation Rules
Fukushima and Iran’s use of civilian nuclear energy to get the bomb serve as fair warnings to tighten conditions on future nuclear exports.  Under existing nuclear rules, expanding nuclear power globally also risks spreading nuclear fuel making activities. Since there is no reliable method of using nuclear inspections to assure that such fuel making won’t be quickly diverted to make bombs, promoting the Gold Standard in civilian nuclear cooperation with foreign states is essential to non-proliferation efforts.  
Jul 29, 2011 Foreign Policy Magazine Posts, "The Post-Fukushima Arms Race" by Henry Sokolski
In "The Post-Fukushima Arms Race", NPEC Executive Director, Henry Sokolski, discusses the consequence of Japan's disaster and the impact  on the global nuclear landscape.
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