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Policymakers and Security Experts on NPEC

Nuclear proliferation is a vexing policy challenge.  The Nonproliferation Policy Education Center is an invaluable resource for Members of Congress and their staff as we grapple with these critical issues.  Its Expertise is needed now more than ever.

Congressman Ed Royce
House Foreign Affairs Committee

Henry Sokolski and the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center have been for many years top resources for my work on nonproliferation issues. NPEC’s commitment to reducing the nuclear threat is second to none.

Sen. Ed Markey
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Chairman, Subcommittee on International Development

The Nonproliferation Policy Education Center headed by Henry Sokolski has repeatedly proven to be an indispensable source of expertise for the Congress in its work on nuclear issues.  Through testimony to the Foreign Affairs Committee, the many papers produced by NPEC, and his analysis of complex issues, he has contributed significantly to the Committee’s many accomplishments in this area.  I look forward to continuing to working closely with NPEC for many years to come.

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Fmr. Chairman
House Foreign Affairs Committee

NPEC stands out among the many groups that provide analysis and information about nuclear nonproliferation because it focuses on something that receives less attention than it should – namely, the proliferation impacts of civilian nuclear cooperation.  You can count on NPEC to provide incisive analysis of nuclear nonproliferation issues from diverse points of view.

Congressman Brad Sherman
Ranking Member
House Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade

The Nonproliferation Policy Education Center has distinguished itself with its no-nonsense analyses and strong advocacy for robust nonproliferation policies. The organization's leadership ranks in the top tier of experts that the Committee on Foreign Relations looks to for testimony on difficult issues.

Richard Lugar
President of the Lugar Center
Fmr. Senator (R), Indiana

For 15 years, no individual or organization has spent more time studying the risks associated with the spread of civil nuclear power technology and the failure to deal with the nuclear weapons programs of Iran and North Korea as Henry Sokolski and the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center (NPEC).  As the threats of nuclear terrorism and proliferation continue to dominate national security policy debates, both Sokolski and NPEC will continue to provide a vital service to the legislative and executive branches.

Jon Kyl
Covington and Burling, LLP
Fmr. Senator (R), Arizona

NPEC and its guiding light, Henry Sokolski, have for fifteen years performed an invaluable service to our country on the critical threats posed by proliferation. They have provided evidence, analysis and opinion to inform and enhance our policy debates, and in so doing earned the respect of all the participants in that debate, no mean accomplishment in Washington these. Although I wish the world were such that we didn't have to wish Henry and NPEC well for another fifteen years, we do, and we should.  Best of luck! 

Ambassador John Bolton
AEI, former Under Secretary of State
UN Ambassador

NPEC and Henry Sokolski are a steady source of penetrating analysis and innovative policy recommendations.  They are an exceptionally creative players in the nonproliferation field. 

George Perkovich
VP for Studies and Nonproliferation Program
Director, The Carnegie Endowment

I am deeply impressed with NPEC’s mastery of a broad range of nonproliferation topics and the depth of analysis reflected in its profusion of publications.  NPEC is widely respected for distilling complex nuclear threat issues down to their essence and providing timely, actionable, and eminently sensible policy recommendations.

 Congressman Jeff Fortenberry
House Nuclear Security Caucus
House Appropriations Committee

Few nonproliferation policy shops, including the big ones, have accomplished as much as NPEC.

Victor Gilinsky
Former NRC Commissioner

Anyone with a serious interest in nuclear proliferation needs to track NPEC's reports. NPEC provides not only up-to-date information, it exposes the considerable array of follies and contradictions in our policies. It is a one- stop shop for sanity on technology, economics, politics and bureaucratic behavior.

Henry Rowen
Hoover Institution
Former RAND President
Chairman, the National Intelligence Council, and Assistant Secretary of Defense

NPEC is a vital and effective world leader in the deadly serious business of stopping the spread of nuclear weapons. If we don't want to lose a city, or worse, we should support NPEC's work now.

Amory Lovins
Rocky Mountain Institute

Nuclear proliferation is a complicated intellectual field and a difficult practical challenge. If we succeed in coming to grips with the challenges we face, it will be in large part because of the fearless and first-rate work of NPEC.

William Kristol
The Weekly Standard

Thanks to the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center no one dealing with nuclear non-proliferation policies and issues will ever be able to say "I didn't know", "I didn't realize" or "what else could have been done?" This, by itself, is a major accomplishment.

Pierre Goldschmidt
Former Head of the IAEA
Department of Safeguards

There are many think tanks in Washington. Very few of them can be described as invaluable. NPEC is one of those few. In an era where no issue matters more -- or is thought about less -- than nuclear proliferation, NPEC has consistently provided the most comprehensive and intelligent analysis available.

Bret Stephens
The Wall Street Journal 

NPEC has commissioned landmark research reports on  nuclear-proliferation-related issues and plays an important role in Washington's nuclear-policy debates as an expert and effective nuclear iconoclast.

Frank Von Hippel
Princeton University
Co-chair International Panel on Fissile Materials

No organization speaks as forcefully and cogently on the range of topics influencing our thinking about nuclear power and proliferation as does NPEC.

Jeff Kueter
The George Marshall Institute

In a town where institutions tend to stake out predictable and not very original positions, NPEC cannot be easily pigeon-holed.Its honest, hard-hitting analysis has often made administrations of both parties uncomfortable –and that’s probably a good thing.

Robert Einhorn
U.S. Department of State

NPEC has consistently been way ahead of the curve. Not only does NPEC identify problems long before they hit the front pages, it has an excellent record at bringing together regional experts with strategic thinkers. It also thinks seriously about how the other side will try to counter whatever approach the United States adopts and realizes that foreign policy problems usually require an ongoing campaign, not just immediate policy steps. 

Patrick Clawson
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

“Henry Sokolski's work earns wide regard because it is both informed and trenchant. His analysis offers valuable insights and presents important challenges—not only to those who have advocated prior non-proliferation initiatives but to those who contend that there are better options.

Alton Frye
Presidential Senior Fellow Emeritus
The Council on Foreign Relations 

NPEC in the Media

Apr 21, 2014: NPEC program adivsor interviewed in Global Security Newswire piece, "Former Officials Seek U.S. Disclosure on Alleged Israeli Nuclear Theft."

Apr 17, 2014: NPEC executive director quoted in Foreign Policy article, "Europe's Nuclear Option," by Keith Johnson

Apr 10, 2014: The Nuclear Threat Initative's Global Security Newswire quotes NPEC executive director in "Japan's Plutonium Plan Hits New, Local Obstacles"

Mar 25, 2014: The Christian Science Monitor quotes NPEC executive director in "At nuclear summit, Obama calls for global 'architecture' to secure materials," by Howard LaFranchi

Mar 18, 2014: NPEC Senior Researcher Greg Jones is referenced in Reuter's article, "Could Iran's Arak reactor be "de-fanged" to ease bomb fears?"

Mar 04, 2014: NPEC's executive director cited in the Wall Street Journal article "Ukraine Tensions Imperil U.S.-Russia Diplomatic Initiative," by Jay Solomon

Feb 04, 2014: The Wall Street Journal quotes NPEC executive director in "Dancing in the Nuclear Dark: How will we know when Iran sprints toward a bomb?"

Jan 28, 2014: The Washington Free Beacon quotes NPEC senior researcher's comments at the Implementation of the Iran Nuclear Deal HFAC hearing in "Lawmaker: Iran Deal Being Kept in 'Super Secret Location'

Jan 10, 2014: NPEC executive director interviewed for Arms Control Association article "U.S. Policy on Nuclear Pacts Detailed"

Jan 08, 2014: Foreign Policy quotes NPEC executive director and Victor Gilinsky, nuclear consultant, in "A Safer World, Filled with Nukes," by Keith Johnson


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More of NPEC’s Work
A chronological listing by resource:

Articles | Working Papers | Interviews | Official Docs & Letters | Op-Eds & Blogs | Press Releases | Presentations | Audio & Video | Testimony & Transcripts
NPEC's Latest
NPEC Articles & Studies
NPEC Books
     Nuclear Weapons Materials Gone Missing: What Does History Teach?
Mar 2014
     Nuclear Weapons Security Crises: What Does History Teach?
Jul 2013
     The Next Arms Race
Jul 2012
     Nuclear Nonproliferation: Moving Beyond Pretense
Jul 2012
     Pure Risk: Federal Clean Energy Loan Guarantees
Apr 2012
     Nuclear Power's Global Expansion: Weighing Its Costs and Risks
Dec 2010
     Reviewing the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty
Jan 2010
     Pakistan's Nuclear Future: Reining in the Risk
Apr 2010
     Nuclear Heuristics: Selected Writings of Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter
Jan 2009
     Falling Behind: International Scrutiny of the Peaceful Atom
Mar 2008
     Pakistan's Nuclear Future: Worries Beyond War
Jan 2008
     Gauging U.S.-Indian Strategic Cooperation
Mar 2007
     Taming the Next Set of Strategic Weapons Threats
May 2006
     Getting Ready for a Nuclear Ready Iran
Jan 2005
     Getting Mad: Nuclear Mutual Assured Destruction, Its Origins and Practice
Nov 2004
     Checking Iran's Nuclear Ambitions
Jan 2004
     Beyond Nunn Lugar: Curbing the Next Wave of Weapons Proliferation Threats from Russia
Apr 2002
     Planning for a Peaceful Korea
Feb 2001
     Twenty First Century Weapons Proliferation
Jan 2001
     Best of Intentions: America's Campaign Against Strategic Weapons Proliferation
Jan 2001
     Prevailing in a Well-Armed World: Devising Competitive Strategies Against Weapons Proliferation
Mar 2000
     Fighting Proliferation: New Concerns for the Nineties
Jan 1996
Briefs of Import
from Outside NPEC
Nuclear Street (5)
Apr 24, 2014
Exelon Exec Reiterates Possibility of Nuclear Plant Closures Absent Market Reforms

Russian Nuclear Community, ITAR-TASS
Apr 22, 2014
Start BN-800 reactor at Beloyarsk shifted due to problems with the delivery from Ukraine (Russian)

Reuters Africa, Matthew Miller
Apr 21, 2014
China seen buying Westinghouse reactors for $24 billion nuclear energy projects

E&E Publishing, LLC, Hannah Northey
Apr 21, 2014
DOE: Obama admin calculations spared developers millions in loan guarantee fees for Ga. nuclear project, documents show

The Hindu Business Line
Apr 20, 2014
Govt may decide on Nuclear Insurance Pool to deal with mishaps

Rocky Mountain Institute, Amory B. Lovins
Apr 18, 2014
Armory's Angle: Ramping Up Renewable Electricity

WND, Jerome R. Corsi
Apr 18, 2014
Feds Monitor Boston Marathon for Nuclear Attack

Reuters (15)
Apr 17, 2014
Japan to face tight power supply in summer; blackouts not expected

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, S. Rajendran Pillai & M.V. Ramana
Apr 17, 2014
Breeder reactors: A possible connection between metal corrosion and sodium leaks

Global Security Newswire (10)
Apr 17, 2014
South Carolina Asks Judge to Rule on Mixed-Oxide Suit Without a Trial

Global Security Newswire (11)
Apr 17, 2014
South Carolina Asks Judge to Rule on Mixed-Oxide Suit Without a Trial

Platts, Andreas Franke
Apr 16, 2014
German power plant closure applications rise to 7,740 MW: BNetzA

The Atlantic, Tina Dupuy
Apr 16, 2014
He Hunted Osama bi Laden, He Breaks Into Nuclear-Power Plants


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founded in 1994 to promote a better understanding of strategic weapons proliferation issues. NPEC educates policymakers, journalists,
and university professors about proliferation threats and possible new policies and measures to meet them.
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