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Media MentionAugust 20, 2017

Why is NASA testing bomb-grade materials for its Mars mission?

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.

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Media MentionAugust 17, 2017

OPINION: Japan's intentional plutonium surplus

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.

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Media MentionAugust 7, 2017

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.

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Media MentionMay 16, 2017

UNDERSTANDING SYRIAN CREMATORIUM NEWS AND HOW IT MAY RELATE TO RUSSIA

University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs Professor Alan Kuperman calls President Trump the most “unpredictable” in American history.

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NewsMay 5, 2017

Policy Research Institute Provides LBJ School Faculty Opportunities for Worldwide Research

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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NewsApril 6, 2017

LBJ School Professor to Host DC Event on Nuclear Security

Update: View presentations from event on YouTube  

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Media MentionMarch 3, 2017

US approves large export of bomb-grade uranium

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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Media MentionFebruary 21, 2017

ISIS Targeted Nuclear Reactor Getting Shipment of Weapons-Grade Uranium

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved the shipment of enriched uranium to a Belgian nuclear facility that was previously targeted by Islamic State – linked terrorists. 

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NewsJanuary 19, 2017

INNOVATION BOUND: The Annual Celebration of LBJ School Policy Research

In an annual celebration, the LBJ School community will convene on February 8, 2017, to celebrate the published works of our distinguished faculty and impassioned students.

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Media MentionNovember 2, 2016

Senate Intelligence chief Burr once helped ease export controls over bomb-grade uranium

Some say legislation supported by Senate Intelligence chief Richard Burr to ease export restrictions on highly enriched uranium was unnecessary.

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