Nuclear Energy

Recent Scholarly Publications

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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.

Disowning Fukushima: Managing the credibility of nuclear reliability assessment in the wake of disaster

July 2013

Abstract: This paper reflects on the credibility of nuclear risk assessment in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima meltdowns.

Lessons Learned from “Lessons Learned”: The Evolution of Nuclear Power Safety after Accidents and Near-Accidents

June 2012

Blandford and May review the major lessons learned from nuclear power accidents, and assess the impact those lessons have had on nuclear power, specifically, which measures were put into place to...

Game Changers for Nuclear Energy

June 2011

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Where is North Korea’s Nuclear Program Heading?

April 2011

The Causes of Nuclear Weapons Proliferation

March 2011

Abstract: This critical review of the new political science literature on the causes of nuclear weapons proliferation consists of four parts.

What I found in Yongbyon and Why It Matters

March 2011

Nuclear Latency and Nuclear Proliferation

July 2010

First paragraph of the book chapter: How quickly could individual governments, starting from different levels of nuclear-related expertise and technology, develop a nuclear weapon if they chose to...

North Korea's Choice: Bombs Over Electricity

July 2010

Nuclear power and nuclear weapons have a common technological foundation.

Multinational Approaches to the Nuclear Fuel Cycle

April 2010

Introduction With the recent attention to new nuclear power, the challenge of managing the spread of nuclear technology has increased.

The Key Role of the Back-end in the Nuclear Fuel Cycle

January 2010

This two-volume special issue of Daedalus highlights the challenges associatedwith the global expansion of nuclear power.

Despite Economic Downturn, Nuclear Energy Commerce is still Worrisome

December 2009

Article Highlights The economic crisis has quieted talk of a nuclear renaissance, but that doesn't mean the need to manage nuclear energy's potential global spread has lessened.

The Growth of Nuclear Power: Drivers & Constraints

October 2009

Many countries around the world are taking a fresh look at nuclear power.

Shared Responsibilities for Nuclear Disarmament

October 2009

Interest in nuclear disarmament has grown rapidly in recent years. Starting with the 2007 Wall Street Journal article by four former U.S.

Nuclear power without nuclear proliferation?

October 2009

In this introductory essay, we aim first to demonstrate why the question of which states will develop nuclear power in the future matters for global security.

Fueling the Future: Mongolian Uranium and Nuclear Power Plant Growth in China and India

September 2009

Increased nuclear electricity generation in China and India presents uranium suppliers such as Mongolia with an opportunity to develop its uranium and nuclear industries.

Mongolia and Her Uranium Prospects

February 2009

The entry of Mongolia to the league of democracy took place less than two decades ago.

Redirecting North Korea's nuclear workers

January 2009

Threat-reduction programs with former Soviet states can serve as models to create new, peaceful jobs for the North's cadre of nuclear scientists and bomb makers.

The Fallacy of the Megatons to Megawatts Program

July 2008

Few U.S.-Russian cooperation efforts are more popular and less controversial than the "Megatons to Megawatts" program, also known as the HEU-LEU deal, which converts Russia's highly enriched...

Don't block U.S.-Russian nuclear cooperation

May 2008

People

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