Nuclear weekend reading (and viewing); March 18-19, 2017

Update 2: What can the Fukushima-Daicii disaster teach you about disasters elsewhere (including non-nuclear ones). A collaborative undergraduate teaching module.

Update: From the Archives: Possibility of a nuclear bomb in Indonesia in the 1960s to protect state sovereignty? The declaration of Indonesia possibly going nuclear (in the proliferation sense) by President Sukarno caused a wave of panic in the US and also Malaysia (written in Indonesian, from Majalah Historia).

Here is a list of nuclear-related stories in the news. Not all are directly related to Southeast Asia but still of interest to the region.

Nuclear and Infrastructures

What the Internet of Things and the nuclear industry have in common?

The trigger of a nuclear age triggered the development of the interweb.

IAEA Delivers Report on Integrated Nuclear (Power) Infrastructure Development to Malaysia.

Asia leads in the nuclear new build.

Nuclear and Security

Nuclear energy as safe energy source.

International Panel on Fissile Materials Global and Regional Nuclear Challenges at the American University in Beirut (Dr. Hossein Mousavian, Professor Frank von Hippel, and Dr. Rebecca Johnson). Chaired by Dr. Ali Ahmad (youtube video of a discussion on nuclear power in the Middle East).

Discouraging complacency and promoting curiosity with regard to the deployment of nuclear energy in ASEAN (post Fukushima-Daiici disaster)- commentary from Julius Trajano of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

What the Nuclear Energy Institute thought about the increase of funding flow to the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste storage facility under Trump’s administration, versus the more pessimistic tone in the Washington Post, that considers such a move as ‘controversial’.


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