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.
The International Atomic Energy Agency has signed a deal with Kazakhstan, a former member of the Soviet Union. It will open the first internationally-run bank for low-enriched uranium, the fuel for nuclear power plants.
Pakistan’s path to join the mainstream of the international nuclear order faces many obstacles.
It remains to be seen how much oil and gas Iran will bring to the markets, but the uncertainty will not stop zealous investors from chasing potential opportunities.
On the basis of what has been made known so far, there is no reason to suspect that the IAEA’s conclusions about Iran won’t be sound.
Four years after the Fukushima crisis, Japan’s nuclear power plant Sendai is set to re-open.
South Korea stands in a unique position among the global nuclear elite: it is the top user of nuclear power that is not also a nuclear weapon state.
The geopolitical chessboard is rarely as neat as strategists like to portray it.
After years of complex negotiations, the United States and South Korea have concluded a new nuclear cooperation accord.