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Karthika Sasikumar
Journal Articles

Despite Economic Downturn, Nuclear Energy Commerce is still Worrisome

Karthika Sasikumar
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 2009 December 1, 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.
  • Discussions by some states to pursue dual-use nuclear technologies may push rivals to develop them as well.
  • The flawed institutions from the first nuclear expansion must be fixed to prevent further nuclear proliferation.
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Books

U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy: Confronting Today's Threats

George Bunn, Christopher F. Chyba, Chaim Braun, David Holloway, Michael M. May, W.K.H. Panofsky, Karthika Sasikumar, Roger Speed, Dean Wilkening
Brookings Institution Press and CISAC, 2006 October 1, 2006

What role should nuclear weapons play in today's world? How can the United States promote international security while safeguarding its own interests? U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy informs this debate with an analysis of current nuclear weapons policies and strategies, including those for deterring, preventing, or preempting nuclear attack; preventing further proliferation, to nations and terrorists; modifying weapons designs; and revising the U.S. nuclear posture.

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