Rising national concerns about nuclear safety and decreasing support for building new power plants, coupled with general distrust of government, pose a critical challenge to Korea’s nuclear future.
As a number of countries in the Middle East and North Africa seek to meet their growing energy needs, they are forced to weigh the highly contested costs and benefits of nuclear power.
The fate of Turkish-Russian nuclear cooperation is unclear as the political relationship between the two countries may be entering a long-term downward spiral.
The IAEA will meet on whether Iran has come clean about trying to build nuclear weapons—and whether the nuclear deal will move forward.
Just five years ago, Brazil shined brightly on the nuclear scene. Today, a high-level corruption investigation is shaking up the sector.
Japan’s government should take steps to create flexibility for future management of nuclear waste.
The successor agreement to the U.S.-South Korean 1974 civil nuclear cooperation accord reflects the interdependence of the American and South Korean nuclear industries as an equal partnership.
There is a serious risk that, within the next few years, Japan will produce more plutonium than it can use. The resulting buildup would set a damaging precedent, exacerbate regional tensions, and increase the likelihood of nuclear terrorism.
Japan has pledged not to produce more plutonium than it can consume. Serious questions are emerging, however, about whether it can uphold this commitment.
Japan’s plutonium production will soon exceed demand, creating a potentially destabilizing build-up.