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Mon, May 20, 2019

US nuclear energy leadership: Innovation and the strategic global challenge

A flourishing domestic nuclear energy sector is critical to US national security, both in the interconnections between military and civilian uses of nuclear energy, as well as in foreign policy.

Report by Atlantic Council Task Force on US Nuclear Energy Leadership

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Thu, Jun 3, 2021

Fast reactors, the Versatile Test Reactor, and nuclear safety and nonproliferation

Online Event The Atlantic Council Global Energy Center hosts a conversation on the role of advanced reactors in nuclear innovation.

4:30pm Americas Nuclear Energy

Fri, Apr 9, 2021

EnergySource Innovation Stream with Idaho National Laboratory: Advancing new nuclear technologies with the Versatile Test Reactor

Online Event Dr. Kemal Pasamehmetoglu, the Executive Director for the Versatile Test Reactor Project at the Idaho National Laboratory discusses how the VTR supports research, development, and demonstration of innovative nuclear energy technologies.

9:30am Energy & Environment Energy Transitions Nuclear Energy Renewables & Advanced Energy

Thu, Apr 8, 2021

Raising Ambitions: The role of nuclear energy in meeting climate goals

Online Event The Atlantic Council Global Energy Center hosts the first in its “Raising Ambitions” events series, focused on the role nuclear energy can play in meeting the United States’ climate goals ahead of the Leaders’ Climate Summit on April 22 and 23.

8:30am Energy & Environment Nuclear Energy United States and Canada



Mon, Aug 16, 2021

The Raisi administration must answer the IAEA enquires. Otherwise, Vienna talks risk derailment.

Tehran’s failure to fully cooperate with the IAEA’s investigation into past possible undeclared nuclear materials and activities risks derailing progress on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action’s (JCPOA) restoration and undermining confidence that Iran’s current nuclear program is peaceful.

IranSource by Kelsey Davenport

Iran Middle East

Thu, Jul 22, 2021

Expanding nuclear energy to the Arctic: The potential of small modular reactors

As Arctic communities look to reduce reliance on diesel generators for electricity production, small modular reactors are becoming an increasingly attractive option. Collaboration between governments, private companies, and civil society organizations is crucial to ensure the successful development and deployment of safe, transportable, microreactors for remote areas.

EnergySource by Julia Nesheiwat

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Mon, Jun 28, 2021

Climate change, energy security, and international nuclear energy: Competition in the Czech Republic

Recent reports of Russian intelligence operations in the Czech Republic in 2014 have escalated tensions between the two countries, directly affecting the Czech government's plans for the future development of its nuclear sector. In light of this changing dynamic, President Biden should work to support Czech energy security and act to weaken Russia’s position in Central and Eastern European nuclear power markets.

EnergySource by Robert F. Ichord, Jr.

Central Europe Energy & Environment

Thu, Jun 17, 2021

Why the Arctic matters

The Arctic may appear a faraway place with little significance to most societies, but its safety and security are vital to the entire planet. Its unique yet fragile ecosystem, abundance of natural resources and opportunities, and wealth of human history and cultures make it absolutely essential.

EnergySource by Julia Nesheiwat

Energy & Environment Geopolitics & Energy Security

Wed, Apr 21, 2021

Nasr in New York Times: The clock is ticking for Biden on Iran

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economic Sanctions Iran

Thu, Apr 1, 2021

EPRI Vice President and CNO Rita Baranwal joins the Atlantic Council Nuclear Energy and National Security Coalition

Former Assistant Secretary for the US Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy brings deep public and private sector experience on nuclear policy and technology

Press Release

Energy & Environment Nuclear Energy

Thu, Mar 25, 2021

Nasr joins the Quincy Institute to discuss if time is running out for the JCPOA?

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Policy Iran

Thu, Mar 4, 2021

Nasr in Foreign Affairs: Biden’s narrow window of opportunity on Iran

In the News by Atlantic Council

Middle East Nuclear Deterrence

Tue, Mar 2, 2021

Advancing US-ROK cooperation on nuclear energy

Although nuclear power is a key component in US and South Korean electricity generation, the nuclear energy industry in both countries is struggling. Research and development, bilateral trade, and the sale of nuclear energy technologies to third countries represent opportunities for bilateral cooperation that will strengthen both country’s nuclear energy industries.

Report by Stephen S. Greene

East Asia Energy & Environment

Fri, Feb 19, 2021

How a HALEU bank could work

Lack of a long-term, reliable source of high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) fuel represents a critical risk to the deployment of advanced reactors, which could be a key source of carbon-free electricity in the future. However, a HALEU fuel bank could resolve the conundrum facing advanced reactor developers and potential HALEU fuel suppliers by supporting the production of HALEU for advanced reactors and resolving the uncertainty faced by reactor developers and their potential customers and sources of financing.

EnergySource by Stephen S. Greene

Energy & Environment Nuclear Energy