Special Report: The Rise of the Nuclear Rest

Special Report: The Rise of the Nuclear Rest

In the aftermath of Japan’s Fukushima disaster, many in the West have begun to question the wisdom of extending the lives of existing nuclear power plants as well as building new ones. But rising powers in Asia and developing countries in the Middle East have shown little desire to turn away from plans to develop nuclear energy. In this Special Report, World Politics Review examines the shifting nuclear landscape through articles published over the past 16 months.

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Middle East

One Step Forward, One Back for Nuclear Nonproliferation
By Richard Weitz
December 7, 2010

Iran’s Neighbors Going Nuclear
By Frida Ghitis
September 23, 2010

Global Insider: Saudi Arabia’s Nuclear Energy Plans
Interview with Giacomo Luciani
February 15, 2011

Saudi Arabia’s Nuclear Ambitions Part of Broader Strategy
By Saurav Jha
June 16, 2011

The IAEA Raises the Pressure on Syria’s Assad
By Javier Serrat
May 26, 2011


The New Nuclear Age Shifts East
By Saurav Jha
February 16, 2010

India’s Nuclear Liability Law Leaves Few Satisfied
By Neeta Lal
September 1, 2010

India’s NSG Bid Raises Nonproliferation Concerns
By Yogesh Joshi
June 16, 2011

India, France Seek to Deepen Partnership
By Saurav Jha
December 15, 2010

China-Pakistan Deal Harbinger of Nuclear Exceptionalism?
By Saurav Jha
October 4, 2010

Understanding U.S. Policy on China-Pakistan Nuclear Deal
By Yogesh Joshi
April 15, 2011

Japan’s New Civil Nuclear Turn
By Saurav Jha
August 3, 2010

U.S.-Vietnam Nuclear Deal Reflects Bilateral, Regional Priorities
By Saurav Jha
September 17, 2010

Mongolia’s Uranium Boom
By Jonathan Berkshire Miller
April 18, 2011

Mongolia Balances Public Opinion With Nuclear Ambitions
By Jonathan Berkshire Miller
May 23, 2011

India Courts a Distant Kazakhstan
By Rupakjyoti Borah
April 27, 2011


U.S.-Russia 123 Agreement
By Richard Weitz
January 27, 2011

Brazil Should Act on Nuclear Transparency
By Oliver Stuenkel
October 20, 2010

Global Insider: Argentina’s Nuclear Program
Interview with W. Alejandro Sanchez
November 10, 2010

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