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- Belfer Center Newsletter

Workshop Explores Options to Strengthen Nuclear Export Rules

| Summer 2011

The Belfer Center’s Project on Managing the Atom convened a workshop in April to discuss measures for strengthening restraints on the transfer of enrichment and recycling technologies, with a particular focus on the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).  The workshop was held in Washington DC and hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

Simplified small and medium reactors could make nuclear energy available to countries with smaller electrical grids and less infrastructure. An artist’s concept envisions six units of the 125 MWe “mPower” design from B&W into a 750 MWe power plant.

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Analysis & Opinions - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Modular Nuclear Reactors Can Meet Safe, Secure, and Proliferation Resistant Energy Demands

| January 18, 2011

Just before Christmas, the U.S. Senate ratified the “New START” nuclear arms reduction treaty; this will enable not only U.S.-Russian cooperation in arms reductions and verification, but also cooperation in other areas that may ultimately be more important than the arms control measures themselves.

Meeting of Minds: U.S. President Barack Obama, right, and Russian President Dimitry Medvedev during their meeting on nuclear disarmament ahead of the G20 summit in April 2010.

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- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Newsletter

Center and Russia's Kurchatov Institute Urge Global Cooperation on Nuclear Energy Growth, Safety, and Security

| Winter 2010-11

Russia, the United States, and other countries must cooperate to enable large-scale growth of nuclear energy around the world while achieving even higher standards of safety, security, and nonproliferation than are in place today. This will require building a new global framework for nuclear energy, including new or strengthened global institutions. The Belfer Center's Managing the Atom (MTA) Project and the Russian Research Center's Kurchatov Institute developed these and additional recommendations in a new collaborative report, published in October.