AUTHORThe Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research, Ed.
TITLENuclear Energy in the Gulf
PUBLISHERThe Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research
CITYAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

This collection of essays explores the role of nuclear energy as an energy source to meet growing demand in nations in the Arabian Gulf region, as well as factors pertaining to nuclear energy's economic viability and inherent risks. The essays address a variety of topics including ensuring non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, international cooperation, and development of nuclear technology. Additionally, the nuclear programs of Pakistan, India, and Israel are discussed and compared. The importance of regional stability to successful nuclear power programs in the Gulf is emphasized, and nuclear technology developments in the region are described. The text includes background information on contributors, all of whom are energy experts from academic, professional or technical fields. The book compiles papers from the "Nuclear Energy in the Gulf" conference, which took place in 2008 and was convened by the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It includes an introduction and the text of the keynote address from the conference, which was given by Hans Blix, and an extensive notes section supports each essay.

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