Publications: Commentary

The Global Nexus Has Gone Mainstream

Seven years ago, the Partnership for Global Security and the Nuclear Energy Institute launched the Global Nexus Initiative as a first-of-its kind experiment in whether non-traditional partners could effectively collaborate at the intersection of nuclear energy, climate change, and global security. It gathered numerous international experts from diverse disciplines to work through these issues. Last…
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U.S. and South Korea Are Bungling the Nuclear Export Opportunity

The U.S. and South Korea are in the process of blowing a once-in-a-century opportunity to wrest control of the global nuclear market from Russia and prevent China from taking its place. The clean energy and international security consequences of a blunder are very high. But both countries seem content to continue at full speed with…
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A Preventable Trainwreck

U.S. and South Korean nuclear energy companies have been on a collision course over new international reactor sales for the last three years. Now, this totally preventable trainwreck has come to a head and been hurled into court. The fuse for this fight was lit by the competition for reactor construction in Saudi Arabia. But…
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Four New Realities Facing the Future

New assessments of a world in dramatic transition were delivered this week like lava erupting from an angry volcano. At the center were four key issues - China, Russia, technology, and governance. The EU, the UK, and the U.S. all presented new analyses of how the world has, and is, changing and what steps need…
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