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May 20, 2019

US nuclear energy leadership: Innovation and the strategic global challenge

By Atlantic Council Task Force on US Nuclear Energy Leadership

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.

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Oct 4, 2022

What to know about fusion

By Ameya Hadap

Key technological advances and rafts of private capital have made usable fusion energy a real possibility in the coming decades. Knowledge of the burgeoning industry will thus be essential for policymakers and the public alike.

Energy & Environment Nuclear Energy

In the News

Sep 28, 2022

Kroenig on IAEA inspection of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant

By Atlantic Council

Matthew Kroenig joins CNN to comment on the IAEA inspection of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.

Conflict Energy & Environment

In the News

Sep 28, 2022

Kroenig on BBC World News on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant

By Atlantic Council

Matthew Kroenig comments on the potential threat posed by the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.

Energy & Environment Europe & Eurasia

Issue Brief

Sep 15, 2022

The impact of merging climate and trade policy on global demand for nuclear energy

By George David Banks

Trade tools that increase the price of carbon-intensive imports will likely lead to greater global interest in low-carbon technologies, including nuclear energy. This presents opportunities for investment in nuclear energy in developing, export-oriented countries along with potential risks for developed countries closing down nuclear generation and the international nonproliferation regime.

Nuclear Energy


Sep 14, 2022

The complex reality behind Vladimir Putin’s nuclear blackmail in Ukraine

By Suriya Jayanti

Putin's recent efforts to blackmail European leaders by threatening a nuclear disaster at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in Ukraine reflect Russia's use of fear and energy as foreign policy tools.

Conflict Disinformation


Aug 31, 2022

Closing nuclear generation amounts to running in place on climate

By Stephen S. Greene

Retiring nuclear plants is the wrong climate move. It jeopardizes energy security, makes grids less reliable, and forces clean energy that could be better used displacing fossil fuel generation to make up for the shortfall.

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions
A Russian soldier stands guard near the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, August 4, 2022. (Source: REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko/File Photo)

New Atlanticist

Aug 19, 2022

Russian War Report: Russia and Ukraine warn Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant facing imminent threat

By Eto Buziashvili, Ruslan Trad, Nika Aleksejeva, Givi Gigitashvili

The Russian occupation of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant continues to provoke fear among the international community in light of renewed shelling around the plant.

Disinformation Internet


Aug 10, 2022

Putin is running out of excuses as Ukraine expands the war to Crimea

By Peter Dickinson

Russian officials have denied that Ukraine was behind an audacious August 9 attack on an airbase in occupied Crimea but Moscow's excuses are beginning to wear thin as Vladimir Putin's invasion continues to unravel.

Conflict Disinformation


Aug 10, 2022

The Inflation Reduction Act reinforces nuclear energy’s role as a climate solution

By Stephen S. Greene

The IRA provides much-needed support to the US nuclear energy sector. Its provisions will allow the continued operation of existing reactors along with the development of next-generation projects.

Energy & Environment Nuclear Energy

In the News

Jun 7, 2022

Bell quoted in Newsweek on Biden’s compromise with Saudi Arabia, Venezuela

Energy & Environment Latin America