Nuclear Energy

 
  • Op-Ed
    Iran, Russia, and the Ukrainian Crisis
    Alexei Arbatov July 17, 2014 National Interest

    The fundamental dilemma of Moscow’s policy lies in whether it is worth cooperating to achieve a comprehensive agreement with Iran, which would primarily be a success for the United States, under conditions of confrontation with the West over Ukraine.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Vietnam is Not a Nuclear Proliferation Problem
    Mark Hibbs May 12, 2014 Hill

    The concluded nuclear agreement with Vietnam should be viewed as an opportunity for U.S. government and industry to contribute to Vietnam’s energy security, not a counterproductive bilateral bone of contention.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Looking Back at Brazil's Boreholes
    Mark Hibbs April 22, 2014 Arms Control Wonk

    Many people living in the northern hemisphere might be surprised to learn that Brazilians don’t agree about what the world had been told decades ago was an open and shut case: that Brazil had a secret nuclear weapons program.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Getting U.S.-India Ties Back on Track
    Ashley J. Tellis April 15, 2014 India Today

    Both India and the United States are to blame for their partnership’s slowdown, and they share the responsibility to rebuild it.

     
  • Proliferation Analysis
    India’s Role in the Hague Nuclear Security Summit
    P.R. Chari March 18, 2014

    So far, the Nuclear Security Summits have proved unable to break through India’s penchant for secrecy on what it considers to be matters of national security, so the country’s nuclear security arrangements remain somewhat opaque.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Iran’s Centrifuges and Bushehr
    Mark Hibbs March 14, 2014 Arms Control Wonk

    Russia and Iran are conferring about the supply of new nuclear power plants at the Bushehr site on the Persian Gulf. Iran operates one Russian reactor there and building more could contribute to a comprehensive agreement between the six powers and Iran.

     
  • Other Publications
    Review of “The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Disaster: Investigating the Myth and Reality”
    Jessica Tuchman Mathews, James M. Acton February 26, 2014 Independent Investigation Commission on the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident

    While physical aftershocks from the earthquake that struck Japan on March 11, 2011, have long ceased, societal aftershocks are still reverberating.

     
  • Op-Ed
    China Provides Nuclear Reactors to Pakistan
    Mark Hibbs December 30, 2013 Jane’s Intelligence Review

    China’s decision to supply Pakistan with further power reactors has raised concerns that Beijing is breaching nuclear trade rules.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Iran and U.S. Nuclear Policy
    Mark Hibbs December 12, 2013 Hill

    Ongoing and difficult diplomacy with Iran does not provide U.S. lawmakers with grounds to require potential 123 partners not to enrich uranium or reprocess reactor fuel as a matter of principle. That would seriously endanger 123 agreements in some cases.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Two Nuclear Dilemmas for Japan
    James M. Acton November 7, 2013 Hiroshima Report

    In the near future—possibly within the next twelve months—Japan will face two genuinely tough choices: whether to commission the Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant and whether to sell nuclear reactor components to India.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Brazil Going Nuclear?
    Togzhan Kassenova March 24, 2014 CCTV

    Brazil currently has two nuclear reactors and a third is under construction. Four more power plants are being proposed for construction in the 2020s.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Fukushima Radiation Levels
    Mark Hibbs September 3, 2013 BBC World News

    Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant is back in the headlines as the country’s government reveals plans to deal with the latest leaks of contaminated water at the crippled nuclear facility.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Ex-NRC Chief’s Remarks Over Nuclear Power Reactors
    James M. Acton April 12, 2013 Platts Energy Week

    The former chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Gregory Jaczko, is back in the news with a story that’s causing a stir in the nuclear industry.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Securing 'Loose Nukes'
    Toby Dalton, Matthew Rojansky, Deepti Choubey March 29, 2012 Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

    Different regional actors had different agendas and priorities for the recent Seoul Nuclear Security Summit.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The Accident at the Fukushima Daiichi NPP: The World Ponders
    Mark Hibbs March 23, 2012 NHK

    A lack of preparation, defenses and confusion about who held responsibility contributed to the seriousness of the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Fukushima Update
    James M. Acton February 28, 2012 BBC World News America

    Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is likely stable unless there is another large earthquake or tsunami.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Earthquake Rattles Virginia Nuclear Plant
    James M. Acton September 1, 2011 CNN

    The recent 5.8-magnitude earthquake had more of an impact on a Virginia nuclear plant than first thought. For the first time in American history, an earthquake has shifted the casts that hold spent nuclear fuel.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Japan's 66th Anniversary of Nuclear Bombs
    Lora Saalman August 7, 2011 CNTV 中文

    Japan's Fukushima nuclear accident in early March 2011 is likely to have a primarily economic impact and is unlikely to result in a strengthened push for nuclear disarmament.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    A Future Without Nuclear Energy?
    Mark Hibbs June 13, 2011 Wisconsin Public Radio

    The recent nuclear disaster in Japan has many people re-thinking the risks and benefits of nuclear energy. Germany took a bold stance two weeks ago when it pledged to shut down its nuclear reactors by 2022.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Fukushima Nuclear Disaster a Failure of Regulation, Not Operation
    James M. Acton June 7, 2011 PBS NewsHour

    Three months after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan, a new report puts the amount of radiation released at more than double earlier estimates.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Iran, Russia, and the Ukrainian Crisis
    Alexei Arbatov July 17, 2014 National Interest

    The fundamental dilemma of Moscow’s policy lies in whether it is worth cooperating to achieve a comprehensive agreement with Iran, which would primarily be a success for the United States, under conditions of confrontation with the West over Ukraine.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    The Ukrainian Crisis and Iranian Negotiations
    Alexei Arbatov May 29, 2014

    A number of complex questions remain unresolved as negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program enter their final stage. The main question is whether the cooperation between Russia and the West would continue at the previous levels in the midst of the crisis in Ukraine.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    What Does Narendra Modi’s Victory Mean for Moscow?
    Petr Topychkanov May 23, 2014

    The BJP’s election victory has changed India’s political landscape. Russia has close ties with the BJP, but serious steps are needed to elevate Russian-Indian relations to a new level.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Vietnam is Not a Nuclear Proliferation Problem
    Mark Hibbs May 12, 2014 Hill

    The concluded nuclear agreement with Vietnam should be viewed as an opportunity for U.S. government and industry to contribute to Vietnam’s energy security, not a counterproductive bilateral bone of contention.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Looking Back at Brazil's Boreholes
    Mark Hibbs April 22, 2014 Arms Control Wonk

    Many people living in the northern hemisphere might be surprised to learn that Brazilians don’t agree about what the world had been told decades ago was an open and shut case: that Brazil had a secret nuclear weapons program.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Getting U.S.-India Ties Back on Track
    Ashley J. Tellis April 15, 2014 India Today

    Both India and the United States are to blame for their partnership’s slowdown, and they share the responsibility to rebuild it.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Brazil Going Nuclear?
    Togzhan Kassenova March 24, 2014 CCTV

    Brazil currently has two nuclear reactors and a third is under construction. Four more power plants are being proposed for construction in the 2020s.

     
  • Proliferation Analysis
    India’s Role in the Hague Nuclear Security Summit
    P.R. Chari March 18, 2014

    So far, the Nuclear Security Summits have proved unable to break through India’s penchant for secrecy on what it considers to be matters of national security, so the country’s nuclear security arrangements remain somewhat opaque.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Iran’s Centrifuges and Bushehr
    Mark Hibbs March 14, 2014 Arms Control Wonk

    Russia and Iran are conferring about the supply of new nuclear power plants at the Bushehr site on the Persian Gulf. Iran operates one Russian reactor there and building more could contribute to a comprehensive agreement between the six powers and Iran.

     
  • Report
    Brazil’s Nuclear Kaleidoscope: An Evolving Identity
    Togzhan Kassenova March 12, 2014 video

    Remarkably little attention is paid to Brazilian voices on the country’s nuclear policy. Brazilians paint a picture of an emerging power seeking nuclear independence and searching for its role in the global order.

     

Carnegie Nuclear Policy Program

Carnegie Experts on Nuclear Energy

  • James M. Acton
    Senior Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program

    Acton is a senior associate in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment. A physicist by training, Acton specializes in nonproliferation, deterrence, and disarmament.

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  • Alexei Arbatov
    Scholar in Residence
    Nonproliferation Program
    Moscow Center

    Arbatov, a former member of the State Duma, is the author of a number of books and numerous articles and papers on issues of global security, strategic stability, disarmament, and Russian military reform.

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  • Shahram Chubin
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program

    Chubin, who is based in Geneva, focuses his research on nonproliferation, terrorism, and Middle East security issues. He was director of studies at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Switzerland, from 1996 to 2009.

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  • Toby Dalton
    Deputy Director
    Nuclear Policy Program

    Dalton is the deputy director of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment. An expert on nonproliferation and nuclear energy, his research focuses on cooperative nuclear security initiatives and the management of nuclear challenges in South Asia and East Asia.

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  • Pierre Goldschmidt
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program

    Goldschmidt is a nonresident senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment.

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  • Mark Hibbs
    Senior Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program

    Hibbs is a Berlin-based senior associate in Carnegie’s Nuclear Policy Program. Before joining Carnegie, for over twenty years he was an editor and correspondent for nuclear energy publications, including Nucleonics Week and NuclearFuel, published by the Platts division of the McGraw-Hill Companies.

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  • Togzhan Kassenova
    Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program

    Kassenova is an associate in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment.

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  • Duyeon Kim
    Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program

    Kim is an expert on nuclear nonproliferation, nuclear security, and Asia.

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  • Tomoko Kurokawa
    Nonresident Scholar
    Nuclear Policy Program

    Kurokawa is a nonresident scholar in the Carnegie Nuclear Policy Program.

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  • Ariel (Eli) Levite
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program

    Levite was the principal deputy director general for policy at the Israeli Atomic Energy Commission from 2002 to 2007.

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  • Jessica Tuchman Mathews
    President

    Mathews is president of the Carnegie Endowment. Before her appointment in 1997, her career included posts in both the executive and legislative branches of government, in management and research in the nonprofit arena, and in journalism and science policy.

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  • George Perkovich
    Vice President for Studies

    Perkovich’s research focuses on nuclear strategy and nonproliferation, with a concentration on South Asia, Iran, and the problem of justice in the international political economy.

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  • Karim Sadjadpour
    Senior Associate
    Middle East Program

    Sadjadpour, a leading researcher on Iran, has conducted dozens of interviews with senior Iranian officials and hundreds with Iranian intellectuals, clerics, dissidents, paramilitaries, businessmen, students, activists, and youth, among others.

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  • James L. Schoff
    Senior Associate
    Asia Program

    Schoff is a senior associate in the Carnegie Asia Program. His research focuses on U.S.-Japanese relations and regional engagement, Japanese politics and security, and the private sector’s role in Japanese policymaking.

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  • Paul Schulte
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program and Carnegie Europe

    Schulte is a nonresident senior associate in the Carnegie Nuclear Policy Program and at Carnegie Europe, where his research focuses on the future of deterrence, nuclear strategy, nuclear nonproliferation, cybersecurity, and their political implications.

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  • Ashley J. Tellis
    Senior Associate
    South Asia Program

    Tellis is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace specializing in international security, defense, and Asian strategic issues.

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  • Petr Topychkanov
    Associate
    Nonproliferation Program
    Moscow Center

    Topychkanov is an associate in the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Nonproliferation Program.

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  • Dmitri Trenin
    Director
    Moscow Center

    Trenin, director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, has been with the center since its inception. He also chairs the research council and the Foreign and Security Policy Program.

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  • Sinan Ülgen
    Visiting Scholar
    Carnegie Europe

    Ülgen is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, where his research focuses on the implications of Turkish foreign policy for Europe and the United States, nuclear policy, and the security and economic aspects of transatlantic relations.

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