Commentary | 20 December 2011

Australia's nuclear choices

As the recent debate over uranium exports to India indicates, uranium exports remain a highly contentious domestic and foreign policy issue for Australians. In a recent publication 'Australia’s Uranium Trade: The Domestic and Foreign Policy Challenges of a Contentious Export', Lowy Institute nuclear experts Rory Medcalf, Martine Letts and Fiona Cunningham have contributed chapters analysing the drivers of Australian policy and some of the key future challenges for Australian policymakers.

Rory Medcalf examines the drivers of Australian uranium export policy with regard to Russia, China and India in his chapter 'Powering major powers'. Martine Letts and Fiona Cunningham argue the case for more active nuclear industry engagement with the non-proliferation regime in a chapter drawing on original survey data collected under the auspices of the International Commission on Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament. The book may be purchased here from Ashgate.

  • Fiona Cunningham
  • Martine Letts
  • Rory Medcalf

As the recent debate over uranium exports to India indicates, uranium exports remain a highly contentious domestic and foreign policy issue for Australians. In a recent publication 'Australia’s Uranium Trade: The Domestic and Foreign Policy Challenges of a Contentious Export', Lowy Institute nuclear experts Rory Medcalf, Martine Letts and Fiona Cunningham have contributed chapters analysing the drivers of Australian policy and some of the key future challenges for Australian policymakers.

Rory Medcalf examines the drivers of Australian uranium export policy with regard to Russia, China and India in his chapter 'Powering major powers'. Martine Letts and Fiona Cunningham argue the case for more active nuclear industry engagement with the non-proliferation regime in a chapter drawing on original survey data collected under the auspices of the International Commission on Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament. The book may be purchased here from Ashgate.

  • Fiona Cunningham
  • Martine Letts
  • Rory Medcalf