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Nuclear Energy

Scholarly Publications

Questions for the presidential candidates on nuclear terrorism, proliferation, weapons policy, and energy

September 2016

Stanford expert Siegfried Hecker proposes a series of nuclear weapons and energy questions that journalists and citizens should consider asking the 2016 presidential candidates.

For the People

January 2014

CISAC's Siegfried Hecker and Abbas Milani, founding co-director of the Iran Democracy Project here at Stanford, write in this Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists analysis that Iran must move beyond...

Nuclear denial: From Hiroshima to Fukushima

September 2013

Abstract: Governments and the nuclear power industry have a strong interest in playing down the harmful effects of radiation from atomic weapons and nuclear power plants.

Other Publications

Hecker & Milani: Stop killing Iranian nuclear scientists

January 2015

CISAC's Siegfried Hecker and Abbas Milani note in this article for the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists that for merely working in their field of expertise, Iranian nuclear scientists face perils and...

Iran's Path to Nuclear Peace

January 2014

CISAC and FSI Senior Fellows Siegfried Hecker and Bill Perry write in this OpEd in The New York Times that Iran has little to show for its 50-year pursuit of a nuclear program.

Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Security in South Korea

December 2013

News

Where Should America Store its Nuclear Waste?

March 2016

Plans to dispose of radioactive waste in a deep geologic repository have been stalled for the last five years, so the U.S.

Fukushima five years later: CISAC nuclear expert offers three lessons from the disaster

March 2016

On the fifth anniversary of the partial meltdown at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant, CISAC's Rodney Ewing says we should rethink our language, reassess natural disaster risks and appreciate...

For Iran, A Nuclear Option More Trouble Than It Was Worth

January 2016

Why did Iran make significant concessions to U.S. and international negotiators over its nuclear program? CISAC senior fellow Sig Hecker shares his personal view.

Events

A new perspective on nuclear waste management: facing the technical and social challenges of a complex science-policy issue

August 31, 2017

Abstract: Continuing social concerns over nuclear energy technologies still limit the application of long-term solutions to nuclear waste management in most countries.

Thorium reactors: silver bullet or proliferation hazard?

January 26, 2017

Abstract: Since their conception in the 1950s, thorium reactors have been promoted as a promising technology for nuclear energy generation, though they have not yet been successfully commercialized...

Rethinking the Nuclear Age: The View from Africa and Its Implications for Policy

April 29, 2015

Abstract: Today’s international relations are plagued by anxieties about the nuclear state and the state of being nuclear.

Projects

Nuclear Risk Reduction

The Nuclear Risk Reduction initiative engages technical and policy experts to reduce nuclear risks by promoting collaboration between the United States and Russia, China and Pakistan.
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People

Siegfried S. Hecker Senior Fellow Professor, Management Science and Engineering
Michael M. May Senior Fellow Professor, Management Science and Engineering
Christopher Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellow
François Diaz-Maurin Visiting Scholar
Thomas Isaacs Affiliate
Warren F. Miller Affiliate
Chaim Braun Chaim Braun Affiliate
Cameron Tracy Cameron Tracy Affiliate