Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Program on Energy and Sustainable Development Stanford University


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Reducing Proliferation Risk

Journal Article

Burton Richter - Stanford University

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Issues in Science and Technology, Fall 2008

PESD senior fellow and Nobel laureate in Physics, Burton Richter, explains why an inclusive internationalization policy of both ends of the nuclear fuel-cycle can provide much needed carbon-free energy while limiting the potential for the proliferation of nuclear weapons. He insists that the nuclear proliferation problem can be remedied by a tightly monitored program through international policy and diplomacy where incentives to tame proliferation are increased, inspections are more rigorous, and a sanctions program is agreed upon and adhered to.