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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



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

Fri, Feb 12, 2021

As the United States develops advanced reactors, a new fuel supply chain is critical to national security

Over the past five years, the United States has made meaningful progress in the development of advanced nuclear reactor designs critical to keeping the country on the cutting edge of nuclear technology. These positive trends signal a growing need for the Department of Energy to address a key challenge that many reactor developers face as they move toward deployment: the lack of a reliable source of high-assay low-enriched uranium fuel.

EnergySource by Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr. and Admiral Richard Mies

Energy & Environment Nuclear Energy

Mon, Jan 25, 2021

How climate change can become a bipartisan issue in the Biden era

Fighting climate change should not become a partisan issue, said US Senator Chris Coons, a Democrat from Delaware who co-chairs the fourteen-member Bipartisan Senate Climate Solutions Caucus.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Why Iran could top Biden’s Middle East agenda

Each crisis represents a major US foreign-policy challenge, but all may receive less attention from the new American administration than another pressing issue in the region: Iran’s recent nuclear advances.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance