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.

Le Rayonnement de la France: énergie nucléaire et identité nationale après la Seconde Guerre mondiale

April 2014

This is a French translation of The Radiance of France, by the same author (MIT Press, 2009)From MIT Press:  "In the aftermath of World War II, as France sought a distinctive role for itself in the...

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...

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

The Friendship of Sidney Drell and Andrei Sakharov

March 2018

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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...

Events

Parallel power play: building nuclear cooperation in Argentina and Brazil

December 19, 2017

Abstract: In the fifty years following World War II, Argentina and Brazil constructed advanced nuclear energy programs that far outpaced those of other countries in Latin America.

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...

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.
English

People

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