Publications

TITANS OF NUCLEAR: KEN LUONGO

    In the Titans of Nuclear Podcast: Episode 41, Partnership for Global Security (PGS) President Ken Luongo sat down with Bret Kugelmass and discussed PGS’ crucial role in addressing 21st Century global security challenges. During his interview, Ken Luongo spoke on his professional background and how his personal experiences helped create the Global Nexus Initiative. He…
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THE NPT AT 50

July 1 marked the 50th anniversary of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). I was honored to have been one member of the U.S. government team that helped secure the indefinite and unconditional extension of this historic agreement in 1995. While most celebrations of this anniversary are focused on the diplomatic triumph of the treaty, it is…
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POWERING DENUCLEARIZATION IN NORTH KOREA

At the very least, the Singapore Summit between U.S. President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un created a period of lower tension and heightened fluidity in the relationship between the two nations.  It did not solve the North Korean nuclear threat, but it did set the stage for potential progress. While complete, irreversible, verifiable…
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CLIMATE NEEDS NUCLEAR

In a significant breakthrough, The New York Times and The Boston Globe acknowledged the role of nuclear power in addressing climate change in separate editorials this week. The Times editorial noted that while “many environmentalists have serious qualms about nuclear energy, retaining this capacity is smart from a climate perspective.” Examining the role of nuclear power in combating climate…
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