Jonathan B. Tucker, an arms control expert who specialized in chemical and biological weapons, died in Washington, DC. He was 56. For the past four months, Jonathan managed the FAS Biosecurity Education Project. His colleagues remember him as a gentleman, an extraordinary scholar, and a humble soul.
I am excited to tell you that tomorrow night, Friday, July 22, I will be a panelist on PBS Ideas in Action hosted by Jim Glassman. I will discuss the future of nuclear energy and China’s nuclear power program. I encourage you to tune in. You can find the exact airtime in your city by […]
I will be traveling to Tokyo next week to meet with government officials, academics, and citizens to discuss nuclear energy and other issues that FAS is analyzing. In particular, I will give a seminar talk at Meiji University during the afternoon of July 28. Then during the afternoon of July 29, I will lead a […]
I discussed arguments put forth by Senator Kyl in a recently published article in The Hill.
On Monday night, I spoke at a public briefing on the impact of the Japanese disaster on the nuclear power industry. The event took place at Washington and Lee University in the Northen Auditorium of Leyburn Library.
Listen to my comments on the Diane Rehm Show this morning. Japan’s crisis prompts new questions about the safety of nuclear power. An update on efforts to contain the risks in Japan and how the disaster could affect the nuclear power industry worldwide.
While the disaster continues to unfold in Japan, it is not too early to learn lessons for Japan’s future energy policy. One immediate lesson is that Japan may be taking too great of a risk by having a relatively large portion of electricity generated by nuclear power. As of March 16, four reactors at the […]
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 […]
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 […]