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Cautious Optimism: China’s Nuclear Energy Safety Measures Improving


Iran’s Dinner Diplomacy

Iran’s President, Hassan Rouhani, did not shake hands with Barack Obama at the United Nations this week, a year after their celebrated cell-phone chat. The two men didn’t even pass each other in the hallway. But Rouhani did give a quiet dinner at his hotel on Tuesday for twenty former American officials—including a secretary of state, three national-security advisers, and a chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff—from all six Administrations since the 1979 revolution.

Interpreting Iran’s Mixed Messages

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, have been busy explaining their country’s policies in media interviews and meetings scheduled around the U.N. General Assembly opening. Their message has been mixed.

Japan’s Nuclear Nightmare: Third Anniversary of the Fukushima Disaster

It was a most unfortunate and dangerous series of events. Three years ago, an earthquake unleashed a powerful tsunami that slammed into the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

The result was a catastrophic failure… a meltdown of three of the plants six nuclear reactors. It was the world’s largest nuclear incident since the 1986 Chernobyl disaster and the second (Chernobyl) to measure Level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale. Cleanup is expected to take decades.

Japan's Role in Asia's Nuclear Security

Hideshi Futori"Japan has the ability to play a unique role in nuclear energy development.  By maintaining its long-standing commitment to nuclear nonproliferation while harnessing its nuclear technology capabilities, the country can serve as a role model for safe and peaceful nuclear energy. With its close ties to the U.S.

OFF-SITE EVENT: Sixty Years of Atoms for Peace

60 Years of Atoms for Peace

Vienna, 6 December 2013 | 6 p.m.
Bruno Kreisky Forum for International Dialogue