Publications

Rebuilding Nuclear Guardrails for New Realities

The global nuclear guardrail system is being seriously challenged and steadily weakened. Built laboriously over numerous decades to manage a variety of nuclear risks, the arms control, non-proliferation, and nuclear security systems are flagging in the face of new realities, particularly intensifying geopolitical competition, emerging disruptive technologies, and evolving nuclear players. Adapting to these new…
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Recharging Nuclear Security

The Obama-era priority of strengthening global nuclear security and protecting all vulnerable materials has faded out like an old photograph. It was a unique and remarkable opportunity that launched four unprecedented heads-of-state summits in the U.S., Asia, and Europe. But its transformative potential was squandered. It never built the durable bridge necessary for long-term engagement…
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Injecting Reality into the Nuclear-Climate Conversation

In the hyper-polarized political, media, and factual environment in which we are increasingly living, it is rare to find an insightful, balanced analysis on the pathway to effective global decarbonization that cuts across parties, tribes and ideological battle lines. Bloomberg NEF, has delivered this message and it is worth reading and acting on, whether you are…
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Embracing Risk to Position Next Generation Nuclear Energy

The 1960’s space race to the Moon was an extremely focused, ambitious, and risky national objective. That same level of national motivation and risk taking now needs to be applied to the clean energy technologies that will power the future. This is particularly important for underappreciated, emerging technologies that can complement renewable energy sources like…
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