Publications: Commentary

An Unconventional Strategy for Effective Nuclear Export

The environment for U.S. nuclear exports is evolving, creating opportunities for a resurgence. But the strategy for capturing the market is not keeping pace with the prospects. What is needed is some unconventional thinking on how the U.S. can strengthen its export position. In the last week three developments have highlighted the disconnect in the…
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The Political Challenge of Climate Innovation and Ambition

The American West is once again on fire or covered with heavy smoke from numerous blazes. Through mid-July of this year, there have been over 34,000 fires in the U.S. compared with about 28,000 at the same juncture last year. The causes – multi-year drought, undersized winter snowpack, unusually high temperatures causing early runoff, and…
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China and Climate Require a Resolute Political Response

The dysfunction that defines Washington, D.C. is facing a pressing test. Political leaders must get serious and get it right on two critical fronts – managing the competition from China and the threat from climate change. The choices made this year on both of these issues will have repercussions for coming decades. The Senate and House…
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Incentivizing Impact in the Emerging Nuclear Market

The U.S. along with its G-7 and NATO allies painted a bullseye on China and Russia as major threats to democracy and global stability during back-to-back summit meetings. But, delivering on President Biden’s commitment that, “the responsibility of our proud democracies [is] to step up and deliver to the rest of the world,” will be…
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