When Russia first attacked the Ukrainian nuclear plant at Zaporizhzhia in March, U.S. officials slammed Moscow for being reckless. Yet, when Russia announced earlier this month that it would hold a referendum that would effectively make the plant Russian property, U.S. officials were silent. Foggy […]
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.