Author Archives: Ahmed Abdulla

Nuclear Power Needs Leadership, but Not from the Military


This article is in Is Innovation China's Next Great Leap Forward?, Summer 2018


Proponents of today’s beleaguered nuclear power industry want the US Department of Defense to lead in commercial reactor development and deployment. Bad idea. Here’s a modest alternative. For much of the atomic age, the United States led the world in developing and deploying nuclear technologies. Despite building the world’s largest fleet of reactors—99 of which […]

Nuclear Power for the Developing World


This article is in Has NIH Lost Its Halo?, Winter 2015


Small modular reactors may be attractive in many developing nations. Here is a blueprint for how to build them efficiently and ensure maximum safety. In the United States and much of the developed world, nuclear power raises deep misgivings among many decisionmakers and ordinary people. Concerns about safety have been rekindled by […]