Publications: Commentary

National Security Ascends as Nuclear Power Priority

The first domino has fallen in the unravelling of Russia’s control of the international nuclear reactor market. Finland has terminated a contract with Russia to build a large new nuclear power plant, pushed over the edge by the war in Ukraine.  Russia’s state-owned nuclear company, Rosatom, stated that the Finnish decision was “absolutely incomprehensible.” However, what’s completely…
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Congress Jumpstarts America’s Nuclear Geopolitical Power

It’s Deja Vu all over again as the Congress prods a hesitant executive branch to effectively deal with glaring global nuclear challenges. The last time this happened was in 1991, when then Senators Nunn and Lugar imposed on a reluctant Bush administration a program to control post-Soviet “loose nukes.” That evolved into one of the…
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Navigating the New Nuclear Energy Cold War

The inability of governments to act with alacrity when presented with opportunity is alarming. This is the case with the coming crash of Russia’s control of the international nuclear market. The Russian government will be hobbled in its nuclear export ambitions as a result of its unconscionable invasion of Ukraine. But democratic governments are not…
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NUCLEAR FALLOUT FROM RUSSIA’S UKRAINE INVASION

The massive humanitarian crisis created by Russia’s horrific invasion of Ukraine may continue to radiate out unpredictably as Russia’s central role in global nuclear security and energy becomes a major casualty of the war. So far, there are two clear categories of Russian nuclear transgression. The nuclear weapons saber rattling in the conflict from the…
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