Type of SupportProject
The United States and South Korea must renegotiate their nuclear cooperation agreement by 2012, and it is likely to serve as a model for similar agreements with other nations in the future. This is especially important because approximately thirteen nuclear cooperation agreements between the United States and other nations will need to be renegotiated in the next five years. South Korea would like the ability to reprocess its spent fuel, a process that makes weapons creation easier, but is likely to be seen as setting a precedent for other nations. In addition, U.S. agencies have different approaches to the agreement and are not coordinating their efforts. This grant would allow the Center for Strategic and International Studies' Korea Chair to bring together senior experts, scholars, policymakers, and opinion makers to address new developments, challenges, and opportunities that may arise during the negotiations and thereby develop a coordinated approach.
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Grants to this Grantee
for creating a climate-positive space for the U.S. and China to advance global net-zero transition
This grant is to support the Center for Strategic and International Studies to rebuild the architecture for U.S.-China cooperation on transnational issues, particularly among non-state actors. It aims to reframe narratives around U.S.-China cooperation on shared global challenges, including health care, food security, and climate mitigation and adaptation. (Substrategy: China National Policy).
for the Energy Security and Climate Change Program
This grant supports the Energy Security and Climate Change Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The program provides important leadership on energy security and climate change by consistently providing high-quality public education events, sharing strategic energy insights, and advancing policy solutions through research, reports, and education of policymakers. The center serves an important role, with a global audience. (Substrategy: U.S. National Policy)
for a project to explore the United States’ approach to technical cooperation agreements
This grant would support the Center for Strategic and International Studies' research and analysis on nuclear cooperation agreements and nuclear fuel cycle decisions. It would focus on two areas: renewal of the US-Korea nuclear cooperation agreement that must be completed by 2012 and developing a broader strategy for the United States government on upcoming discussions with states on their fuel cycles. In the next five years, approximately 13 U.S. nuclear cooperation agreements will need to be renegotiated and another four new agreements are currently under negotiation. CSIS' project on nuclear cooperation agreements will encourage U.S. officials to consider the wider ramifications of endorsement of pyroprocessing in the Korea 123 agreement, directly or indirectly, and facilitate coordination of policy across the government on these agreements.