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Asia, Pacific Rim
Sep 24, 2014 National Review Online posts NPEC analysis, "A Plutonium-Rich Asia"
On September 24, 2014, National Review Online posted NPEC Executive Director's article "A Plutonium-Rich Asia"
Op-Eds & Blogs
Feb 27, 2014 Gu Zhongmao: Envision of Nuclear Energy and Fuel Cycle Development in China
Presentation by Gu Zhongmao, Professor at the China Institute of Atomic Energy, at the February 27, 2014 NPEC workshop, "Alternative East Asia Energy Futures"
Presentations
Feb 26, 2014 Tatsujiro Suzuki: Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Fuel Cycle Policy Options after the Fukushima Accident
Presentation by Tatsujiro Suzuki, Vice Chairman of the Japan Atomic Energy Commission, at the February 25-27, 2014 NPEC workshop, "Alternative East Asia Weapons and Energy Futures"
Presentations
Feb 21, 2014 Mark Stokes: China's Future Nuclear Force Infrastructure: A Notional Breakout Scenario
Written for NPEC's East Asian Alternative Nuclear Weapons Futures Conference held February 25-26, 2014. 
Articles
Oct 22, 2013 Securing the Nuclear Enterprise: What Do Past Nuclear Crises Teach Us?
At the Stimson Center, Mark Stokes discuss his chapter in NPEC's new study: Nuclear Weapons Security Crises: What Does History Teach? Stokes' chapter focuses on China's near loss of control of its nuclear arsenal during the Cultural Revolution.
Audio & Video
Oct 22, 2013 National Review Online Posts NPEC Analysis, "The U.S.-Vietnam Nuclear Deal"
In the NRO, Sokolski and Gilinsky write that Congress should reject the U.S.-Vietnam nuclear deal because it fails to meet the non-proliferation gold standard and sets a dangerous precedent for nuclear negotiations with other countries.
Op-Eds & Blogs
Jun 04, 2013 National Review Online Posts NPEC Analysis, "Obama's Nuclear Vietnam"
Although a few years ago Congress prevented the State Department from sealing a civilian nuclear agreement with Vietnam that did not take into account non-proliferation concerns, the State Department and Obama administration are now again trying to sell American reactors to Vietnam, without addressing the non-proliferation concerns of Congress or the recommendations of the government-wide non-proliferation review.
Op-Eds & Blogs
Apr 11, 2013 NPEC's executive director testifies to Joint House Subcommittee Hearing, "Breaking the Iran, North Korea and Syria Nexus"
Prepared testimony of NPEC's executive director to an April 11, 2013 hearing before the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, the Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, and the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade, "Breaking the Iran, North Korea and Syria Nexus." 
Testimony & Transcripts
Apr 08, 2013 Robert Zarate: The Non-Use and Abuse of Nuclear Proliferation Intelligence in the Cases of North Korea and Iran
One of the key assumptions shared by backers of military counter-proliferation is that with enough timely intelligence, the U.S. and its key allies can bomb, interdict, sabotage, and otherwise neutralize the nuclear weapons efforts of proliferating states. The presumption here is that it is the supply of intelligence, rather than the timely use and demand for it from policy makers and military planners, that is preventing more robust counter-proliferation activity. At some level this certainly must be true. Yet, in the important current cases of Iran and North Korea, it is nowhere near as important as the demand problem. The attached NPEC-commissioned study by Robert Zarate, Policy Director of the Foreign Policy Initiative, "The Non-Use and Abuse of Nuclear Proliferation Intelligence: The Cases of North Korea and Iran," makes this case forcefully. His conclusion, after detailing what is known about how we have used the intelligence we had on these programs, is that if we are unwilling to act on the basis of early proliferation information when only modest actions are needed, it is a mistake to assume we will be more likely to act later when more heroic measures are required.
Working Papers
Apr 05, 2013 National Review Online Posts NPEC Analysis, "Pyongyang Is Not Our Only Nuclear Worry"
This op-ed argues that Pyongyang is not the only nuuclear worry in East Asia since Japan is considering opening a plant that can produce eight tons of plutonium a year — enough to make 1,000 to 2,000 nuclear weapons annually, while South Korea also wants to make plutonium-based nuclear fuels from imported U.S. power-reactor assemblies. The U.S. should try to defer as long as possible any decision to start any form of Korean nuclear-fuel-making or to increase Japanese plutonium production.   
Op-Eds & Blogs
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