Nuclear Energy

POSTPONED: One Belt One Road, and Many Power Plants: Linking China’s Domestic and Global Energy Ambitions

Chinese investments in One Belt One Road energy projects reached $4.83 billion in 2016, and have been dominated by coal—driven in part by a general slowdown of domestic coal plant construction. China’s war on pollution and push to meet its Paris climate agreement obligations have strengthened domestic investments into wind and solar, as well as nuclear power. There are currently 440 nuclear power plants throughout the world, and China is seeking to add 250 plants to that total, both in-country and along the Belt and Road.

Mexico and the Nuclear Summit: Can Peña Nieto Seize the Opportunity?

President Enrique Peña Nieto is in Washington this week to participate in the Nuclear Summit hosted by U.S. President Obama. While most attention has been focused on the participation of other countries in the talks, the explicit request by the United States government for the Mexican President’s presence offers an opportunity to focus on Mexico’s highly positive role in the global nuclear non-proliferation and safeguards regime.

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Iran’s Nuclear Chess: After the Deal

Robert Litwak, author of “Iran’s Nuclear Chess: After the Deal,” assessed the terms and prospective implementation of the nuclear agreement reached between Iran and the P5+1.

Second Annual North American Energy Forum

The Mexico and Canada Institutes of the Woodrow Wilson Center are pleased to invite you to the Second Annual North American Energy Forum.
 

Five Things to Watch for in the Wake of Iran Nuclear Deal

Whether you’re about to break open the champagne or don sack cloth over the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal, you may have questions about the agreement. Here are five things to look out for in the coming days, as we all assess the text of the agreement and reactions to it:

Rouhani at Two Years: An Assessment on the Cusp of a Nuclear Deal

 

Three experts on Iran discussed the presidency of Hassan Rouhani regarding domestic events in the spheres of politics, the economy, human rights, and social policy.

The Iran Deal Is Good–for the Mullahs

The agreement over Iran’s nuclear program will be neither the historic catastrophe its detractors argue nor the transformative breakthrough advocates suggest. And the supreme leader’s comments Thursday that there is still much to be worked out underscores that the deal is far from done.

Preliminary Analysis of the Iran Nuclear Deal

Now that the dust has begun to settle on the nuclear deal with Iran, we asked two expert observers, Haleh Esfandiari and Robert Litwak, to provide preliminary analysis. Both have been following the story since the beginning and bring unique perspectives on the deal’s strengths and weaknesses, and also on reactions in both Iran and the US.  That’s the focus of this edition of  Wilson Center NOW. 

A Transaction Does Not a Deal Make

Sept. 13, 1993, I sat on the South Lawn of the White House under a hot sun watching Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat shake hands. I believed that act (which came about with considerable assistance from an irrepressible President Bill Clinton) would transform the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and maybe even the modern Middle East as well.

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