As the year comes to an end, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director Rafael Grossi is working to secure Ukraine’s nuclear plant at Zaporizhzhia against further military assaults. His aim in shuttling between Kyiv and Moscow is to get Putin and Zelenskyy to agree to […]
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 the poor economics of nuclear energy, more than any other force, which has hampered most states’ adoption of such projects.