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Thu, 2015-08-27
The IAEA and Kazakhstan signed an agreement to set up the IAEA Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) Bank in Kazakhstan. The Bank will be a physical reserve of up to 90 metric tons of LEU, sufficient to run a 1,000 MWe light-water reactor, and available for eligible IAEA Member States.
Sun, 2015-08-16
The Iran Project at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs launched the Iran Regional Security Research Project (IRSRP) to analyze Iranian regional security policies after the Iranian nuclear agreement. The IRSRP has released its first publication, “Iran and the Arab World After the Nuclear Deal: Rivalry and Engagement in a New Era,” that is a collection of Arab experts’ reactions and opinions on the nuclear deal, particularly its consequences on Iranian foreign policy and security in the Middle East.
Wed, 2015-07-29
The Hoover Institution at Stanford recently released two reports examining the future of small modular reactors (SMRs). The Shultz-Stephenson Task Force on Energy Policy at the Institution published these papers as part of an ongoing project to explore the potential of nuclear power as a safe, economical and environmentally friendly source of energy.
Sun, 2015-07-26
Two independent U.K. groups, Conflict Armament Research (CAR) and Sahan Research, claim that ISIS has used chemical munitions against Kurdish forces and civilian populations three times in the last month. According to their research, ISIS converted suicide bombs and improvised explosive devices to contain chlorine and other chemical agents.
Sun, 2015-07-12
A Raytheon-built border security operations center is now functional in Jordan three months ahead of schedule at a cost of $79m. The system was funded by the US Defense Threat Reduction Agency and will bolster security of Jordanian borders from ongoing regional conflicts.
Mon, 2015-06-29
The Wall Street Journal reported that US intelligence sources were increasingly concerned that the Assad regime would use chemical weapons on a large scale as part of a last resort effort to protect government strongholds.
Mon, 2015-06-22
The European Union’s Vice President of the European Commission in charge of the Energy Union, Marcos Sefcovic, recently said that Turkey needs to develop an adequate framework to ensure a high level of nuclear in support of its EU accession process.
Tue, 2015-06-16
Princeton University’s Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment has recently introduced a series of publications called Energy Technology Distillates. The second distillate entitled, “Small Modular Reactors: A Window on Nuclear Energy,”
Sun, 2015-05-31
The 26th meeting of the Council of the SESAME project was hosted by UNESCO in Paris on May 26-27. SESAME, Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East, is a major intergovernmental scientific facility under construction near Amman, Jordan, whose members are Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Pakistan, the Palestinian Authority, and is modeled after CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research.
Wed, 2015-05-27
At the conclusion of the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), Tiara Shaya possess some poignant questions about the prospects of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone initiative in the Middle East amidst a failed NPT Review Conference.