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Nuclear Power Economics
What is the relationship between the economics of nuclear power and the proliferation of nuclear weapons? When security and arms control analysts list what has helped keep nuclear weapons technologies from spreading further than they already have, energy economics are rarely, if ever, mentioned. Yet, large civilian nuclear energy programs bring states quite a way towards developing nuclear weapons and it has been energy economics, more than any other force, which has hampered most states’ plans to develop such projects. read more
Mar 10, 2018 Saudi Arabia and Iran Energy Analyses - Presentations & Drafts
As a part of NPEC's project, "40 Years Hence: Implementing Title V of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Act of 1978," experts were commissioned to assess the economic and environmental efficacy of alternatives to introducing or expanding nuclear power in a number of developing countries. Below are the energy studies on Saudi Arabia and Iran. Studies on Taiwan, and China, as well as analyses of U.S. energy cooperation spending and the feasability of an Energy Peace Corps,a program called for in Section 502 of Title V, are also available.
Presentations
Mar 10, 2018 U.S. Energy Cooperation Budgets and Energy Peace Corps - Presentations & Drafts
As a part of NPEC's project, "40 Years Hence: Implementing Title V of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Act of 1978," experts were commissioned to assess the economic and environmental efficacy of alternatives to introducing or expanding nuclear power in a number of developing countries. Below are analyses of U.S. energy cooperation spending and the feasibility of an Energy Peace Corps, a program called for in Section 502 of Title V. Studies on Saudi Arabia, Iran, Taiwan, and China, are also available.
Presentations
Mar 10, 2018 China and Taiwan Energy Analyses - Presentations & Drafts
As a part of NPEC's project, "40 Years Hence: Implementing Title V of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Act of 1978," experts were commissioned to assess the economic and environmental efficacy of alternatives to introducing or expanding nuclear power in a number of developing countries. Below are the energy studies on China and Taiwan. Studies on Saudi Arabia and Iran, as well as annalyses of U.S. energy cooperation spending and the feasability of an Energy Peace Corps, program called for in Section 502 of Title V, are also available.
Presentations
Mar 06, 2018 5 Myths about Saudi Arabia's Nuclear Program
NPEC's Executive Director publishes a new op-ed in The National Interest, "5 Myths about Saudi Arabia's Nuclear Program."
Op-Eds & Blogs
Feb 08, 2018 Is a US 123 with Saudi Arabia Necessary?
Memo questioning the need for a US 123 nuclear cooperative agreement with Saudi Arabia.
Op-Eds & Blogs
Jan 07, 2018 Reactors for Saudi Arabia Are Bad Business and Dangerous Diplomacy
NPEC's Executive Director and Board Advisor publish a new op-ed in The Hill, "Reactors for Saudi Arabia are bad business and dangerous diplomacy," about U.S. plans to sign a nuclear umbrella agreement with Saudi Arabia as the first step toward selling the country nuclear power reactors.
Op-Eds & Blogs
Nov 16, 2017 Exporting Power Reactors: No Way to Fight Proliferation
In an article published by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, "Exporting Power Reactors: No Way to Fight Proliferation," NPEC Executive Director Henry Sokolski and NPEC Program Advisor Victor Gilinsky explain the problems with the argument that the U.S. government must subsidize nuclear power reactor construction abroad in order to promote nonproliferation. 
Op-Eds & Blogs
Oct 23, 2017 Stop Wasting Tax Dollars on Failing Nuclear Projects
The Hill features an opinion peice co-authored by NPEC's Executive Director entitled "Stop Wasting Tax Dollars on Failing Nuclear Projects."
Op-Eds & Blogs
Oct 02, 2017 What South Korea Doesn't Need: Nuclear Submarines
NPEC's Executive Director and Wohlstetter Public Affairs Fellow publish a new piece in The National Interest, "South Korea is about to Make a $7 Billion Nuclear Submarine Blunder,"  about South Korea's interest in developing extremely expensive nuclear submarines, which also raises nuclear proliferation concerns. 
Op-Eds & Blogs
Sep 13, 2017 Is America Overprotecting Its Commercial Nuclear Industries?
The National Interest features an article by NPEC's program advisor and executive director entitled "Is America Overprotecting Its Commercial Nuclear Industries?"
Op-Eds & Blogs
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