Friday, 20 March 2015

Tehran may benefit from a nuclear freeze

As the talks over Iran’s nuclear program appear to be converging toward reaching a long-term comprehensive agreement, hints have emerged that Iran may be asked to cap its uranium enrichment capacity for a certain period of time. Although this is demanded by the United States, suspension of uranium enrichment program actually offers a valuable opportunity for Iran. It gives the Islamic Republic much-needed breathing space to strategize the country’s energy policy for the coming decades... Read more.

This article was published in The Daily Star on 20 March 2015.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Jordan's bet on nuclear power is risky

Nuclear power is a risky option for Jordan. Potential costs and time overruns added to growing public disapproval and emerging security threats represent serious risks that could force the Jordanian government to suspend or cancel the nuclear project. In such a scenario, the kingdom would incur substantial financial and reputational loses, while also missing out on opportunities to invest in increasingly promising renewable energy resources... Read more

This article was published in The Daily Star on 27 February 2015.