Charles Piani

Articles by Charles Piani

7 March 2013

Eating the elephant

The author argues that any international strategy for minimization of highly enriched uranium is unlikely to succeed if it aims to make all research reactors completely safe from a proliferation perspective.

14 February 2013

Better to control than eliminate?

The author suggests that developed countries could contribute more to nonproliferation by focusing efforts and funding on adequately controlling highly enriched uranium than by attempting to eliminate all uranium enriched above a particular threshold.

5 February 2013

Minimizing danger, maximizing headaches

The author writes that managers of research reactors debating whether to convert to low-enriched uranium must decide, among other things, whether conversion is feasible and whether it can be carried out in an efficient, economical way.

5 February 2013

Highly enriched uranium: Less is more

Charles PianiPablo CristiniAlexandr Vurim

A number of high-profile initiatives seek to reduce the possibility of nuclear proliferation and terrorism by minimizing the use of highly enriched uranium (HEU) in civilian applications.