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Saudi Nuclear Reader

Catch up on the history, law, and most recent developments regarding Saudi Arabia's civilian nuclear program and a possible US nuclear cooperative agreement.

Dec 15, 2017

 

 Saudi Nuclear Reader

   

I. Overview

1. January 7, 2018: Reactors for Saudi Arabia are Bad Business and Dangerous Diplomacy

 

 

II. Recent Developments

1. June 9, 2017: Michael Flynn, Russia, and a Grand Scheme to Build Nuclear Power Plants in Saudi Arabia and the Arab World

2. November 28, 2017: Mike Flynn’s Promotion of Nuclear-Plant Project Went Deep into the White House

3. November 1, 2017: US Announces It Will Supply Nuclear Reactors to Saudi Arabia at IAEA Conference

4. November 30, 2017: White House May Share Nuclear Power Technology with Saudi Arabia

5. December 4, 2017: Saudis Invite U.S. Firms to Develop Multi-Billion-Dollar Nuclear Power Projects

6. December 12, 2017: Trump Considers Easing Nuclear Rules for Saudi Project

7. December 13, 2017: White House May Relax 123 Rules for Westinghouse Saudi Nuclear Deal

8. December 15, 2017: Trump officials brief senators on Saudi reactors, enrichment a worry 

 


III. Security Concerns

1. December 3, 2017: Houthis under Pressure in Yemen as U.A.E. Denies Missile Claims

2. December 8, 2017: A Yemeni Rebel Claim Highlights the Risk of Nuclear Power in the Middle East

3. November 16, 2017: Exporting Power Reactors: No Way to Fight Proliferation

4. March 1, 2017: Working Paper 1701: A Fresh Examination of the Proliferation Dangers of Light Water Reactors

 


IV. Energy Assessments

1. October 4, 2017: Economic Considerations of Nuclear Power Deployment in Saudi Arabia

2. October 4, 2017: Saudi Energy Needs and Nuclear Power

3. October 4, 2017: Saudi Arabia: Energy Landscape (PowerPoint Presentation)

4. January 4, 2018: The United Arab Emirates’ Nuclear Power Gambit

 


V. Relevant Laws and Understandings

1. March 10, 1978: Nuclear Non-Proliferation Act of 1978

a. Title V
b.
Section 602

2. May 21, 2009: Agreement for Cooperation between the Government of the United States and the Government of the United Arab Emirates

 


VI. The Gold Standard and the Iran Deal

1. February 7, 2012: Obama Turns Bush’s Nonproliferation Gold Standard into Lead

2. February 14, 2012: NPEC’s Executive Director Signs Letter to Urge Obama to Back Gold Standard

3. September 20, 2012: Gold Standard Letter to the President

4. March 19, 2014: NPEC’s Executive Director Signs Letters to House and Senate Urging Support for Nonproliferation Gold Standard

5. May 21, 2009: Relevant Sections of Agreement for Cooperation between the Government of the United States and the Government of the United Arab Emirates (For full text, see #2 in Section IV)

6. December 18, 2017: Saudi Plans to Develop Nuclear Power 

 

 


VII. Why Westinghouse is Unlikely to Secure Sales to Saudis

1. January 12, 2018: Westinghouse Pushes for Breakup Fees for its Acquirer and Fights Against a Huge Claim by the Bank Funding its Bankruptcy

2. January 9, 2018: Korea, UAE to Cooperate to Win Saudi Nuclear Project

3. December 13, 2017: White House May Relax 123 Rules for Westinghouse Saudi Nuclear Deal

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