Nuclear Energy

 
  • Op-Ed
    Imagine There is a Nuclear Deal with Iran…
    Cornelius Adebahr March 16, 2015 Global Policy

    A nuclear deal with Iran would not change much, neither to the West’s overall relationship with the country nor to Tehran’s regional role.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Reckless: Don’t “Go for Broke” in Iran Nuclear Talks
    Alexei Arbatov March 9, 2015 National Interest

    The risk of a failure to reach a comprehensive deal with Iran is growing. However, a gradualist approach is the most realistic option for solving the nuclear issue.

     
  • Q&A
    A Failed Effort to Toughen Nuclear Safety Standards
    Mark Hibbs February 18, 2015

    The Fukushima disaster prompted a push to toughen a convention on the safety of nuclear power plants. But some countries with older reactors didn’t like the idea.

     
  • Op-Ed
    India’s Bilateral Obligations
    Mark Hibbs February 7, 2015 Arms Control Wonk

    Prior to Australia’s pending negotiations with India over terms to facilitate implementation of the nuclear cooperation agreement, India has weakened the information-sharing provisions in such arrangements with Canada and the United States.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Tracking India’s Imported Uranium
    Mark Hibbs February 6, 2015 Diplomat

    If uranium supplier states are deterred from accounting for their uranium in India, that would inform all NPT parties that have pledged to renounce nuclear weapons that it doesn’t matter whether nuclear goods, sold on condition that they will be used peacefully, might be used to make deadly arms.

     
  • ROK-U.S. Civil Nuclear and Nonproliferation Collaboration in Third Countries
    Duyeon Kim, Fred McGoldrick, Robert Einhorn, James Tyson January 22, 2015 Brookings Institution

    The projected growth in the use of nuclear power worldwide creates new opportunities for deepening and expanding existing U.S.-South Korean collaboration to promote the civil uses of nuclear energy in third countries. This expansion can build on the cooperation that is already taking place.

     
  • Op-Ed
    South Korea’s Search for Nuclear Sovereignty
    Toby Dalton, Alexandra Francis January 22, 2015 Asia Policy

    The narrow technical disagreements stalling the renegotiation of the U.S.–South Korea nuclear cooperation agreement mask a far larger and more complicated set of issues and interests that challenge both the future of bilateral nuclear cooperation and the nonproliferation regime.

     
  • Criteria for the Assessment of Undeclared Nuclear Weapons Development
    Ariel (Eli) Levite December 31, 2014 The Limits of Secure Nuclear Tolerance, Moscow, National Institute of Corporate Reform

    The realization that nuclear technology is, at its core, dual-use in nature occurred early on in the nuclear age, and it has been fundamental to every effort to harness the positive potential widely believed to be inherent in nuclear technology, while minimizing its risks.

     
  • Article
    Where Would Marina Silva Take Brazil’s Nuclear Policy?
    Togzhan Kassenova October 2, 2014

    Brazil has one of the most advanced nuclear programs in Latin America, but presidential hopeful Marina Silva’s stance on nuclear energy and diplomacy is far from clear.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Book
    Turkey’s Nuclear Future

    Turkey is a rising economic and political force with the ability to affect dynamics in the greater Middle East, the Caucasus, and Central Asia. To meet its rising energy needs, the country—already an important actor in the international nuclear order—plans to establish nuclear power plants on its territory.

     
  • Event
    2015 Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference
    March 24, 2015 Washington, DC

    The 2015 Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference brought together over 800 experts and officials from more than 45 countries and international organizations to discuss emerging trends in nuclear nonproliferation, disarmament, deterrence, and nuclear energy.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Imagine There is a Nuclear Deal with Iran…
    Cornelius Adebahr March 16, 2015 Global Policy

    A nuclear deal with Iran would not change much, neither to the West’s overall relationship with the country nor to Tehran’s regional role.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Reckless: Don’t “Go for Broke” in Iran Nuclear Talks
    Alexei Arbatov March 9, 2015 National Interest

    The risk of a failure to reach a comprehensive deal with Iran is growing. However, a gradualist approach is the most realistic option for solving the nuclear issue.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Russo-Turkish and Russo-Indian Nuclear Cooperation: A Template for the Future?
    Petr Topychkanov February 20, 2015 Русский

    Though largely overlooked by international media, Russia has signed several significant nuclear energy agreements over the last several months. These agreements give Russia an opportunity to develop nuclear cooperation with India, Turkey, and Iran, as well as Bangladesh, Vietnam, and Egypt, where Russia plans to build nuclear plants too.

     
  • Q&A
    A Failed Effort to Toughen Nuclear Safety Standards
    Mark Hibbs February 18, 2015

    The Fukushima disaster prompted a push to toughen a convention on the safety of nuclear power plants. But some countries with older reactors didn’t like the idea.

     
  • Op-Ed
    India’s Bilateral Obligations
    Mark Hibbs February 7, 2015 Arms Control Wonk

    Prior to Australia’s pending negotiations with India over terms to facilitate implementation of the nuclear cooperation agreement, India has weakened the information-sharing provisions in such arrangements with Canada and the United States.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Tracking India’s Imported Uranium
    Mark Hibbs February 6, 2015 Diplomat

    If uranium supplier states are deterred from accounting for their uranium in India, that would inform all NPT parties that have pledged to renounce nuclear weapons that it doesn’t matter whether nuclear goods, sold on condition that they will be used peacefully, might be used to make deadly arms.

     
  • ROK-U.S. Civil Nuclear and Nonproliferation Collaboration in Third Countries
    Duyeon Kim, Fred McGoldrick, Robert Einhorn, James Tyson January 22, 2015 Brookings Institution

    The projected growth in the use of nuclear power worldwide creates new opportunities for deepening and expanding existing U.S.-South Korean collaboration to promote the civil uses of nuclear energy in third countries. This expansion can build on the cooperation that is already taking place.

     
  • Op-Ed
    South Korea’s Search for Nuclear Sovereignty
    Toby Dalton, Alexandra Francis January 22, 2015 Asia Policy

    The narrow technical disagreements stalling the renegotiation of the U.S.–South Korea nuclear cooperation agreement mask a far larger and more complicated set of issues and interests that challenge both the future of bilateral nuclear cooperation and the nonproliferation regime.

     

Carnegie Nuclear Policy Program

Carnegie Experts on Nuclear Energy

  • James M. Acton
    Co-director
    Nuclear Policy Program

    Acton is co-director of 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
    Co-director
    Nuclear Policy Program

    Dalton is the co-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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  • Vladimir Dvorkin
    Distinguished Military Fellow
    Nonproliferation Program
    Moscow Center

    Major General Dvorkin (retired) is a distinguished military fellow in the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Nonproliferation Program.

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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
    Asia 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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  • Chung Min Lee
    Nonresident Senior Associate

    Chung Min Lee is a nonresident senior associate in Carnegie’s Asia 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
    Distinguished Fellow

    Mathews is a distinguished fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She served as Carnegie’s president for 18 years.

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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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