Nuclear Newswire
October 6, 2017
OPPORTUNITIES

The Doreen and Jim McElvany Nonproliferation Challenge will recognize the most outstanding new ideas and policy proposals  published in Volume 25 (2018) of the  Nonproliferation ReviewThe Challenge will award prizes of $5,000, $3,000, and $1,000. The deadline is July 6, 2018, but the editors encourage authors to submit early. See the website for full details. 


Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia hopes the fellowship will attract women in engineering and science who are interested in becoming technical leaders in national security.  The fellowship, which will begin in fall 2018, is open to all qualified applicants. Candidates have until Nov. 1 to apply at  sandia.gov/careers ; search for job number 658086.

NORTH KOREA
Guest post by  Ferenc Dalnoki-Veress  Arms Control Wonk | October 2, 2017

Unhappily, the foreign minister of North Korea, Ri Yong Ho, stated recently that North Korea may test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean rather than underground. Here is a look at possible outcomes.  
IRAN
Mark Hibbs  |  Arms Control Wonk  |  October 4, 2017

The unending polarized debate in the United States about the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action has allowed both defenders and detractors to misrepresent the facts concerning the implementation of the accord.

James Phillips | Heritage Foundation | October 2, 2017

Iran has proclaimed it will not permit inspections of its military bases, which are permitted--indeed necessary--under the nuclear deal. The Trump Administration should decertify and adopt a strategy to either fix or abrogate the nuclear deal.


Colin Kahl  | Foreign Policy September 26, 2017

On Aug. 31, the International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed  once again that Iran continues to comply with the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. Will Trump stay on his course to scuttle the deal?
NUCLEAR POWER INDUSTRY
Anthony King  | UC San Diego News Center  | September 29, 2017

Advanced fission innovation in 'slow demise' without leadership, infrastructure and political improvements.

Josh Siegel Washington Examiner | October 6, 2017

Perry defended a controversial proposal to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in remarks to the Veterans in Energy Forum. 

Stephen Stampczynski Bloomberg  |  September 21, 2017

China is becoming the testing ground for a new breed of nuclear power stations designed to be safer and cheaper, as scientists from the United States and other Western nations find it difficult to raise enough money to build experimental plants at home.
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