Posts by Monica Amarelo

OPINION: Future of Nuclear Power in Japan – Advice from American Friend

TOKYO, March 15, Kyodo Originally published by Kyodo News I know that it can be difficult receiving advice from an outsider. I write as someone who greatly admires Japanese culture, science and engineering. Japan has made some smart energy decisions. Tokyo responded wisely to the Arab oil embargo in 1973 by shifting electricity generation away […]

A Nuclear Safety Wake Up Call for Japan and the World

On March 11, Japan experienced its worst earthquake in the 140 years of recorded history of earthquake measurements and may have started to suffer from its worst—to date—nuclear incident. As I write in an analytic and opinion article for foreignpolicy.com, it appeared as of March 11 that the worst-case accident involving a reactor meltdown and […]

Creating a More Secure World: FAS February Achievements

The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) continues to put the generous support of our members to effective use. In just the last month, FAS experts have educated policy makers, the press, and the public in America and abroad about the urgent need for making the world more secure. A few notable accomplishments in February include:

Technical Cooperation for Peaceful Nuclear Technologies: What are the Responsibilities?

Read the presentation here. Today at the Department of State’s conference on “Atoms for Development,” I gave a presentation on the responsibilities for international cooperation for peaceful nuclear technologies. In this presentation, he recommends that the United States and other countries committed to improving the nuclear nonproliferation system need to use all the levers at […]

Toward a Negotiated Solution – Solving the Iranian Nuclear Puzzle

Last week, I spoke at a meeting of the Arms Control Association on the Multilateral “P-5+1” talks with Iran over its nuclear program. How we can improve IAEA monitoring and verification so that we can have sufficient confidence that Iran’s nuclear fuel-cycle activities are not used for weapons purpose? The panelists included Barry Blechman, co-founder of the Henry L. Stimson Center and chair of […]