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Can Nuclear Energy and Non-Proliferation Co-Exist?

Can Nuclear Energy and Non-Proliferation Co-Exist?

This video was recorded at MIT World Series: The Future of Nuclear Technology 2007. If nuclear energy becomes a central tool in addressing climate change, will nuclear weapons proliferation inevitably follow? In the words of Matthew Bunn, "The horse ain't entirely out of the barn—there are still things to do." He and fellow panelists acknowledge the link between civilian nuclear energy programs and military use of the atom, but try to find a middle ground, where technical and institutional roadblocks prevent the spread of deadly weapons to nations and terrorists. For starters, Bunn recommends tackling the hard-core cases, Iran and North Korea. If they became established nuclear nations, they would present "a huge blow to the non-proliferation regime." Give them a "package of multilateral... Show More
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