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Jan 13, 2012 DOE Memo Argues There is No National Security Justification to Subsidize USEC's Centrifuge Program
This memo is a 2009 memo released by DOE under FOIA in 2011, as revealed in a forthcoming article by Geoffrey Sea.
Official Docs & Letters
May 14, 2013 Victor Gilinsky: Sometimes Major Violations of Nuclear Security Get Ignored
The traditional justification for accepting nuclear power activities around the world, despite their obvious technological overlap with military ones, is that they are covered by agreements restricting them to “peaceful uses,” and that any violations of these agreements would be detected in time by international inspectors or by national intelligence. The trouble is, even when solid information on violations is available early enough, the main countries on whose action international enforcement depends are sometimes reluctant to take needed action.
Occasional Papers & Monographs
Aug 13, 2012 Richard Cleary: Persuading Countries to Forgo Nuclear Fuel-Making
Two weeks ago, word leaked out that the Obama Administration was putting the finishing touches on a U.S. civilian nuclear cooperative agreement with Taiwan that required it to forswear making nuclear fuel, a process that can bring states to the very brink of making nuclear weapons. This was the second time the U.S. had met the nonproliferation “Gold Standard” for such agreements, a standard the Obama Administration first met with the finalization of the U.S.-United Arab Emirates nuclear cooperative deal in 2009.    What’s odd is that almost as soon as news of this diplomatic success with Taiwan got out, the State Department seemed to want to disown it. “You know, I really don’t like this term, the ‘Gold Standard,’” Rose Gottemoeller, Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, said at a conference in Omaha. “The notion that somehow everything else we’re doing already is not served by our policy with regard to the [nuclear trade] agreements does not sit well,” she explained.   Perhaps, but members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs have repeatedly complained that the State Department may be all too willing to negotiate nuclear cooperative agreements with Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and South Korea that would fail the Gold Standard. Why are the members of the Committee so anxious on this score? They have been around long enough to know how well America has fared in its past efforts to persuade other countries to forgo making nuclear fuel.    That history is mixed.  Richard Cleary of the American Enterprise Institute details it well in NPEC’s recently released volume Nuclear Nonproliferation: Moving Beyond Pretense. Mr. Cleary’s chapter, “Persuading Countries to Forgo Nuclear Fuel-Making: What History Suggests,” assesses how well America fared in its efforts to get Iran, Brazil, South Korea, and Pakistan to forgo making nuclear fuel. His conclusion: for all of its efforts to prevent the spread of nuclear fuel making, the U.S., so far, has hardly been “steadfast”, but making the Gold Standard stick might yet set matters on a sounder footing.   
Occasional Papers & Monographs
Mar 26, 2012 Greg Jones: Facing the Reality of Iran as a De Facto Nuclear State
NPEC Senior Researcher Greg Jones argues that Iran can produce a nuclear weapon in such a short amount of time that it should already be considered a de facto nuclear state. He also claims that neither sanctions, diplomacy, a military strike, nor any combination of these can prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. 
Occasional Papers & Monographs
Feb 28, 2012 Nikolai Sokov: Controlling Soviet/ Russian Nuclear Weapons in Time of Instability
A paper by Nikolai Sokov discussed at NPEC's meeting, "Securing Nuclear Arsenals for the Next Half Century: What Does History Recommend?"
Occasional Papers & Monographs
Sep 22, 2010 Aspen Institute of Germany Showcases NPEC Critique of U.S. Efforts to Block Iran's Bomb
The Aspen Institute of Germany asked NPEC's Executive Director to assess what the U.S. and its allies could have done better in their efforts to block Iran's development of a nuclear weapons option at the Institute's Strategy Forum.
Occasional Papers & Monographs
Sep 27, 2008 Pakistan 2020: The Policy Imperatives of Pakistani Demographics
Mr. Cohen is Associate Vice President for Research and Programs at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). He presented a version of this essay at NPEC's July 2008 workshop symposium, Pakistan"s Nuclear Future: Reining in the Risks.
Occasional Papers & Monographs
Jun 11, 2008 Overview of The Next Phase of U.S.-Russian Civil Nuclear Relations: Opportunities, Risks and Choices (Updated August 1, 2008)
Mr. Sokolski, NPEC's Executive Director, entered into the record a version of this overview essay during his testimony before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs' June 12th hearing on the U.S.-Russian civil nuclear cooperation agreement.
Occasional Papers & Monographs
Jul 25, 2006 Could Anything Be Done To Stop Them? Lessons from Pakistan
Dr. Perkovich's, Vice President for Studies and Director for Nonproliferation at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace paper for the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center on lessons learned from Pakistan.
Occasional Papers & Monographs
May 25, 2006 The U.S.-India Nuclear Deal: The Right Approach?
An online debate between Amb. Teresita Schaffer, Director of the South Asia program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Henry Sokolski, Executive Director of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center. This content is also available on Council on Foreign Relations website.
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Apr 04, 2021
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Secure World Foundation, Brian Weeden & Victoria Samson
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Mar 30, 2021
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Foreign Policy, Jack Detsch
Mar 30, 2021
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Clean Technica, Michael Barnard (2)
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Janes, Kosuke Takahashi
Mar 29, 2021
Tokyo urged to increasingly focus on high-power microwave- and laser-based weapons

Focus Taiwan CAN English News, Wang Chao-yu and Teng Pei-ju
Mar 28, 2021
Taipower returns final batch of nuclear fuel rods to U.S.

Energy Intelligence Group, Dennis Engbarth
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Energy Intelligence Group, Stephanie Cooke (2)
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China: A Second Reprocessing Plant at Jinta

Nasdaq, Timothy Gardner, Reuters
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Reuters, Ben Blanchard (2)
Mar 25, 2021
Taiwan says has begun mass production of long-range missile

Foreign Policy, Michael Hirsh (2)
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Defense News, Aaron Mehta (8)
Mar 23, 2021
Portable nuclear reactor project moves forward at Pentagon

Stars and Stripes, Sarah Cammarata
Mar 23, 2021
Admiral nominated to lead Indo-Pacific forces contradicts current commander on Chinese nuclear stockpile

Taiwan Report, Michael Turton
Mar 23, 2021
Nukes and Reefs in the News

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Frank N. von Hippel
Mar 22, 2021
Bill Gates’ bad bet on plutonium-fueled reactors

International Panel on Fissile Materials, Hui Zhang (2)
Mar 21, 2021
China starts construction of a second 200 MT/year reprocessing plant

Taipei Times, Yang Chun-hui and Jonathan Chin
Mar 19, 2021
Fourth Nuclear Plant activation ‘no option’: Tsai

The Jerusalem Post, Michael Starr
Mar 19, 2021
Canadian drone tech used in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict - report

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Matt Kemper (6)
Mar 19, 2021
Georgia Power now says Vogtle nuclear ‘likely’ to bust deadline

Union of Concerned Scientists, Edwin Lyman (2)
Mar 18, 2021
"Advanced" Isn\'t Always Better

American Purpose, Henry Sokolski
Mar 17, 2021
Dr. Strangelove’s New Passion: Precision-Guided Mayhem

American Purpose
Mar 17, 2021
Mar. 17, 2021: Henry Sokolski discusses "Dr. Strangelove’s New Passion: Precision-guided Mayhem."

Bloomberg, Bruce Einhorn
Mar 17, 2021
Combat Drones Made In China are Coming to a Conflict Near You

Forbes, David Axe (2)
Mar 17, 2021
Italy’s Extra Aircraft Carrier Could Become A Floating Space Base

The Cipher Brief, Carmen Medina
Mar 17, 2021
And One More Thing: Further Thoughts on How the IC Can do Better

Al Jazeera (6)
Mar 16, 2021
Saudi Arabia wants to buy Turkey’s armed drones: Erdogan

Space News, Andrew Jones (4)
Mar 16, 2021
China to construct commercial spaceport to support booming space industry

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Victor Gilinsky & Henry Sokolski (6)
Mar 15, 2021
For the NPT to work, plutonium has to go

The Guardian, Dan Sabbagh
Mar 15, 2021
Cap on Trident nuclear warhead stockpile to rise by more than 40%

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