It’s not often that a Navy Secretary declines money from Congress, but that’s what Richard Spencer is doing with $30 million that lawmakers want him to spend on developing a new type of nuclear propulsion system. Mr. Spencer should reconsider — for the good of the Navy, nonproliferation efforts, and national security, says LBJ Professor Alan Kuperman.
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LBJ Professor Alan Kuperman on how to survive a nuclear attack in Austin.
After an eventful 2017, what's in store for the new year? Professors from the LBJ School offer their best predictions, explaining what to keep an eye on and what may be at stake.
Regrettably, to power its Mars mission, NASA’s Goddard Space Center is trying to develop a nuclear reactor fueled by weapons-grade, highly enriched uranium — the stuff of the Hiroshima bomb — threatening to undermine decades of progress in phasing out such dangerous material from reactors worldwide to reduce risks of nuclear terrorism and proliferation, writes LBJ professor Alan Kuperman.
Japan owns nearly 50 tons of separated plutonium. That is enough for over 5,000 nuclear weapons. Yet Japan has no feasible peaceful use for most of this material, writes LBJ professor Alan Kuperman.
Our African friend, the mass murderer: America's continued affection for reelected Rwandan president Paul Kagame
Prof. Alan Kuperman comments on America's relationship with Rwandan president Paul Kagame.
University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs Professor Alan Kuperman calls President Trump the most “unpredictable” in American history.
Policy Research Institute funding will grant 12 LBJ School faculty members the opportunity to pursue important research projects on complex, relevant policy issues.
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The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved the export to Belgium of nuclear fuel assemblies containing 144 kg of weapons-grade uranium, despite the objections of a nuclear nonproliferation activist. The 17 February decision will permit the largest export of US weapons-grade material in five years—enough uranium enriched to 93.3% 235U to fashion at least five nuclear weapons. The export license had been held up by a petition filed with the NRC in August 2016 by Alan Kuperman, a professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs.
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