Publications: Commentary

Clawing Back Nuclear Markets Requires More Than Rhetoric

The U.S. is talking a good game about the global security importance of wresting the international nuclear market back from the clutches of authoritarian governments. But, despite the uptick in government prioritization, there is not yet a comprehensive and effective strategy for achieving that goal within a realistic window of opportunity. The global nuclear turf…
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U.K. Offers an Opportunity to Heal U.S.-Korea Nuclear Rift

For about the last 18 months the U.S. and South Korea have been engaged in a highly unproductive freeze on their civil nuclear cooperation. But the recent threat by China to pull out of a nuclear deal in the U.K. because Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, is reconsidering Huawei’s 5G communications network, presents an opportunity to…
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A 5G Strategy for Next-Generation Nuclear Energy

In March, the White House released a national strategy to secure fifth generation wireless technology, noting that it is essential to future security and prosperity. One of its four key pillars was “promoting responsible global development of 5G infrastructure” based on a set of guidelines developed multilaterally in Prague in 2019. This approach should be…
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The Necessity of Expanding the Nuclear Security Ecosystem

The widespread wreckage created by the novel coronavirus offers an opportunity to rethink the status, trajectory, and responses to many global security issues. But, the future of nuclear security is particularly vital. In order to be relevant to the real world, the nuclear security silo needs to be connected to the larger ecosystem of global…
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