nuclear policy

Debates over nuclear power in Australia continue to be stoked. Not by industry or voters, but by the media. Following a worn path that likely leads nowhere.

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Nuclear power is a credible source of abundant zero-emissions electricity, but it would take 20 years to commence operations from a standing start in Australia.

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Who’s leading the race to develop electric vehicles in Southeast Asia? The answer is complicated.

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Releasing treated wastewater directly into the ocean from the Fukushima nuclear plant sounds dangerous, but going below the surface reveals the full story.

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The geopolitics around nuclear arms control is rapidly becoming more complex, and so too is the technology behind the weaponry.

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The notion of Mutually Assured Destruction as a deterrent to nuclear strikes has destabilised. It would be dangerous to maintain an unquestioned reliance on it.

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The war in Ukraine may reverse non-proliferation measures including the fragile détente between India and Pakistan.

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US foreign policy will change in wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Whether Biden departs from his predecessors on nuclear weapons policy remains to be seen.

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The consequences of a nuclear war have been well-explored by science. Beyond immediate death and destruction, a famine and climate disaster beckons.

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Watching Ukraine suffer at the hands of Russia is likely to strengthen North Korea’s resolve to keep its nuclear weapons.

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When Ukraine gave up its stockpile of nuclear weapons, it expected protection from the great powers. Russia’s invasion could start a global re-think.

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