As Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt embark on optimistic nuclear energy programs, these nations must also take into consideration the shortage of nuclear industry scientists and personnel as well as the necessity of solutions for the resulting waste.
With the U.S.-South Korea bilateral nuclear cooperation agreement set to expire in 2014, it will be difficult for the United States to refuse Seoul's push to renegotiate without damaging the broader U.S.-South Korean relationship.
Given the current status of nuclear security and nonproliferation in South Asia, nuclear powers like China, Russia, and the United States should look for a path of engagement for India and Pakistan to be brought into the global nonproliferation regime.
Obama’s trip to India provides an opportunity for both sides to reaffirm the importance of their partnership and for the United States to demonstrate that it sees India as a critical component in maintaining a favorable balance of power in Asia.
India's new civil nuclear liability law, criticized by some as inconsistent with international conventions, has caused tension between New Delhi and Washington.
While the U.S.-India bilateral relationship is important, it suffers from unrealistic expectations and is affected by the largely unavoidable differences in the two countries’ short-term interests.
In spite of the fact that nuclear reprocessing continues to pose a number of economic and nonproliferation challenges, this process remains a significant factor in the current and future nuclear power plans of a number of nations
Near-term expectations for a partnership between the United States and India too often overlook how the interests, policies, and diplomatic style of the two countries sometimes diverge.
Japan is a key node in the global supply chain for nuclear reactor components. Before Japan can export any such components to India, the two states must reach a bilateral agreement specifying the rules of the road.
While international diffusion of nuclear materials and technology is an important cause of nuclear weapons proliferation, experts disagree on how best to address the problem and prevent countries from acquiring nuclear weapons.