Being the rather unapologetically energetic nonproliferation student that I am, I force my way into as many nonproliferation-related events, talks, and conferences as possible. Through this practice, I have been able to meet a variety of very interesting and intelligent experts in the nonproliferation field. But I have noticed a rather glaringly apparent problem in … Continue reading Nonproliferation and the problem of the MANel
I don't remember the exact particulars of my dream from last night, but I did find myself seriously trying to remember whether or not humans were able to time travel as I woke up this morning. As silly as it sounds now that I have fully woken up, sometimes our technical advances do sound pretty … Continue reading Cause: Too much Star Trek as a kid
In the wake of L41 and with the next NPT PrepCom coming up this May, many are hoping that we are seeing the start of a shift in the nonproliferation attitude. Many hope that norms are being shifted in the direction that we thought the nonproliferation regime was headed in after the 2008 Prague speech … Continue reading Hopeful Horizons for Nonproliferation?
Austrians sure know how to throw a ball. I was able to secure a last minute ticket to the IAEA annual Ball which took place last Saturday. It was truly and extravagant and elegant evening, I can say with complete honesty that I have never attended anything quite like it. It took place at the … Continue reading Cinderella had a pumpkin carriage … is it too much to ask for a Uber Carriage app?
As an American student that has studied and traveled internationally, disagreeing with actions taken by my government is not a new phenomenon for me. I feel safe in saying that almost everyone has disagreed with the actions of their nation's government from time to time, complete national cohesion and approval is not something that happens in … Continue reading Dear Donald,
Around 2pm (Prague time) today we boarded a train for Vienna, Austria. Sadly enough, our time with the Czech Technical University's Nuclear Physics Department had come to a close. It has been a phenomenal program. We as policy students were offered an amazing opportunity to get to see the technical application of nuclear safety, security, safeguards, … Continue reading Our time in Prague has come to a close
Today was like Disney Land for nonproliferation nerds... well maybe for reactor nerds... well maybe for reactor nerds who have never been to Disney Land. We went to visit the Temelin reactor in the mid-southern region of the Czech Republic. The Temelin reactor facility has two VVER 1000 reactors which roughly have 1000 MWe output … Continue reading Just to switch things up, we went to see a reactor today