Publications

NUCLEAR SECURITY 3.0

There is no nuclear infrastructure now in Sri Lanka, but that nation will have a significant impact on the future of nuclear security. That is because, in the wake of the horrific terrorist attacks on its churches and hotels, former Admiral James Stavridis has declared that the world is now facing Terrorism 3.0. That means…
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DISENTANGLING SAUDI REACTOR REALITY

Game of Thrones apparently has switched locations from the Shivering Sea to the shimmering sands of Saudi Arabia. This is the unavoidable impression offered by a stream of speculation and palace intrigue over the potential sale of two nuclear reactors to the kingdom. There are several threads that run through this highly-charged nuclear debate that…
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China’s Nuclear Export Strategy Clarifies and Concerns

It has been clear for some time that China is angling to become the Amazon.com of nuclear commerce in the 21 st Century and a key part of its approach is nuclear reactor exports under its Belt and Road Initiative. This reality was highlighted by the head of China’s National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) at a recent nuclear summit. The Chinese-designed…
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The U.S. is Slowly Getting in the Game

The U.S. has woken up to the fact that Russia is aggressively advancing on the nuclear export playing field, that China is not far behind, and that this will impact American international influence and objectives for decades to come. Nuclear export is more than an economic issue. In this century it is about the formation…
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