For decades, arms control experts have envisioned a world in which ordinary people could verify treaty compliance. With the emergence of smartphones and social networks, this world may be ready to materialize. But are developing nations ready for citizen verification?
Highly enriched uranium can be used in weapons but also in applications like producing medical isotopes. Many developing countries are willing to convert research reactors to low-enriched uranium but this involves expense and technical and political challenges. How can conversion best be encouraged?
Though the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) may well be indispensable for nonproliferation, its membership of mainly wealthy nations sometimes provokes suspicion in the developing world. Can the NSG contribute to nonproliferation and also remain fair to developing countries?
Nuclear issues represent a challenging beat for journalists in any country, but extra challenges can arise in the developing world. This Roundtable invites journalists from Russia, India, and Egypt to discuss the diverse sets of obstacles they encounter while bringing nuclear news to the public.
Today's young people, born well after the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty came into force, remember little or nothing of the Cold War. But it will be up to them to design future nonproliferation strategies. In this Roundtable, young scholars from Iran, Turkey, and Pakistan survey the road ahead.
Climate change presents grave threats to developing nations. Nuclear energy might moderate those threats, but it comes with risks of its own. In this Roundtable, experts from China, Nepal, and South Africa debate whether, for the developing world, the benefits of nuclear power exceed the risks.
An international fuel bank for low-enriched uranium might bolster nonproliferation efforts, but some in developing nations feel that such a mechanism would entail more concessions than benefits. This Roundtable invites experts from India, Jordan, and Vietnam to weigh the pros and cons.
The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty is a bargain conferring rights and responsibilities on both nuclear weapon states and non-nuclear weapons states alike. In this Roundtable, experts from Egypt, Nigeria, and Pakistan debate whether this global regime fairly enforces the treaty’s provisions.
Poorer countries require energy to grow and prosper, but will adopting nuclear power across the developing world result in weapons proliferation? In this Roundtable, experts from Brazil, India, and Malaysia discuss whether nuclear energy can contribute to growth without introducing security risks.