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Withdrawal from International Agreements: Legal Framework, the Paris Agreement, and the Iran Nuclear Agreement

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Iran,Laws/Regulations,Nuclear Energy,Treaties

Outlines the legal framework for withdrawal from international agreements under U.S. and international law and applies the procedure to the Paris Agreement on climate change and the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action related to Iran’s nuclear program—treaties the Trump Administration has announced its intention to abandon.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Iran Policy and the European Union

Categories: Arms Control,European Union,Iran,Nuclear Arms,Nuclear Energy,Treaties

Observations on current U.S. and European Union attitudes toward the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran regarding development of nuclear capabilities.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Country Analysis Brief: Russia

Categories: Environment,Nuclear Energy,Russia

Examines Russian energy resources, including crude oil, natural gas, and nuclear energy.  Also includes the effects of sanctions and lower oil prices on Russia.  From the Energy Information Administration


Education and Training in Nonviolent Resistance

Categories: Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,Germany,Nuclear Energy,Philippines

Highlights key functions and outcomes of education/training in nonviolent civil resistance movements around the world.  Draws on four historical examples of successful nonviolent movements in Germany, the Philippines, Serbia, and the U.S.  From the United States Institute of Peace


Iran Nuclear Agreement: The Administration’s Case

Categories: Congress,Energy,Headlines,Iran,Nuclear Energy,Treaties

Testimony of Secretary of State Kerry before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, 7/28/2015 defending the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action agreement with Iran.  From the State Department


Technology Assessment: Nuclear Reactors: Status and Challenges in Development and Deployment of New Commercial Concepts

Categories: Energy,Nuclear Energy,Science/Technology

Discusses the status of new reactor concepts such as light water small modular reactors, the intended benefits of new advanced reactor concepts, and the challenges associated with bringing these new reactors online.  From the Government Accountability Office


Iran Nuclear Agreement

Categories: Energy,Iran,Nuclear Energy,Treaties

Provides background information on the Iran Nuclear Agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, and the arguments of its defenders and critics.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Agreement on Iran’s Nuclear Capabilities

Categories: Great Britain,Iran,Nuclear Energy,Treaties

Describes the background and provisions of the deal which commits Iran to reducing its stockpile of enriched uranium and limiting further enrichment activities in exchange for sanctions relief.  From the House of Lords Library


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