The Nuclear Risk Reduction (NRR) Project, led by Dr. Siegfried Hecker, aims to reduce nuclear risks through outreach to nuclear specialists and to senior government officials in Russia, China, and Pakistan, and, as opportunities permit, personal and Track II diplomacy with nuclear-related officials in North Korea and Iran. The goal of the Nuclear Risk Reduction Project is to make steady progress in reducing today’s greatest nuclear risks and international security challenges. Hecker directs his efforts on nuclear issues in three areas: 1) decreasing the size of nuclear weapons arsenals around the world; 2) stopping the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technologies; and 3) keeping nuclear weapons and materials out of the hands of terrorist and sub-national groups.
Nuclear Risk Reduction—Korean Peninsula
Professor Siegfried Hecker has a long history of engagement on the Korean Peninsula. He has written extensively on the North Korean nuclear program based on his seven visits to North Korea and his ongoing analysis of its nuclear developments. In the past several years, Prof. Hecker along with CISAC’s Chaim Braun and research fellows, has also done extensive analysis of the future of South Korea’s nuclear energy program. Specifically, they have performed a technical, economic and political analysis of South Korea’s nuclear energy and fuel cycle choices.
North Korea, South Korea