On Friday, February 5th from 12:30pm to 2:00pm EST via Zoom, Brookings Institution hosted a Congressional Study Group focussing on the major subject of policy discussions over the next several years: the export and proliferation of civilian nuclear technology. Over the course of the Biden administration’s first term, the United States will have to decide not only whether to re-enter a nuclear agreement with Iran, but also whether to renew or amend U.S. civilian nuclear cooperation agreements with Egypt (2021), Morocco (2021), South Korea (2021) and Turkey (2023), enter into an agreement with Saudi Arabia, and resume or expand nuclear cooperation with Russia and China. But what input does Congress have into these decisions? And how could it choose to structure legal authorities differently if it wanted to expand that role?
For this session, they were joined by two outside experts who have worked extensively on these issues: Henry Sokolski of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center; and Eldon Greenberg, a former Deputy General Counsel at USAID among other senior government positions. The following is a recording of their presentations.
The Congressional Study Group on Foreign Relations and National Security Session on the Export and and Proliferation of Civilian Nuclear Technology
Featuring Eldon Greenberg and Henry Sokolski
Brookings Institution, February 5. 2021
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