Publications

Support for Russia in the Global South Raises Nuclear Export Challenges

The following infographics highlight several significant challenges that Western nuclear exporters will face when seeking to supply smaller nuclear power technologies to developing economy nations. Russia and China already have established strong energy and economic relationships with most of these countries. The U.S. has a small nuclear cooperation footprint among these nations. And they are wary of…
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A Nuclear Agenda for the Biden-Yoon Summit

The red carpet is being rolled out in Washington for the second U.S.-South Korea summit between Presidents Biden and Yoon. It will be held in late April and include a rare state dinner. This pomp reflects the growing importance of South Korea and its role as an essential ally in a region that is increasingly…
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Saudi Arabia Turns to China

Over the past two decades, China has become Saudi Arabia’s dominant trading partner. The total trade volume now exceeds that of the United States and EU combined. Much of this consists of crude oil imports by China. But nuclear energy could become a Saudi import from China. Saudi Arabia is pursuing nuclear power and China’s…
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Potential Progress and Complications in U.S.-Korea Civil Nuclear Cooperation

The nasty corporate clash between the U.S. and South Korea on civil nuclear relations finally seems to be resolving. But this multi-year disagreement between Westinghouse and KEPCO over the Korean reactor’s intellectual property content and U.S. export controls has altered the nuclear partnership between the two countries and it needs to be rethought. The October…
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