Chen Kane Articles

Report cover of uranium mill with Saudi flag

The Status of the Front End of Saudi Arabia’s Nuclear Fuel Cycle

Reviewing the claims underlying recent media reports of KSA uranium mining and milling.

People in Shiraz walking next to a closed market, March 14, 2020. Image credit: Mohammadreza Farbood via Wikimedia Commons.

Coronavirus in the Middle East: A Rare Opportunity for Diplomacy?

Ironically, the conflict and instability-plagued Middle East could turn the coronavirus crisis into an opportunity.

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Biological Warfare and Pandemics in the Middle East

WEBINAR: Dr. Chen Kane joins a virtual panel on the growing crisis in the region.

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Regional Security from the Ground Up

Three overlooked factors to get there are the deficits in strategic, legal, and technical know-how among most powers in the region.

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Assistant Secretary Ford on Efforts Toward a Middle East WMD-Free Zone

The US representative calls for “practical steps and confidence-building measures.”

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Why Proposals to Sell Nuclear Reactors to Saudi Arabia Raise Red Flags

The Trump administration should negotiate a nuclear cooperation agreement as required by US law.

Probable solid propellant missile plant Al Dawadmi, Saudi Arabia. Annotations by Jeffrey Lewis and Dave Schmerler. (Source: Planet Labs)

Saudi Arabia’s Suspect Missile Site and the Saudi Nuclear Program

This Washington, DC event was held on March 4, 2019 at 9:30am-11:30am.

OP #43: North Korea’s International Scientific Collaborations: Their Scope, Scale, and Potential Dual-Use and Military Significance

International scientific collaborations are helping North Korea advance its technology.

Congressional Considerations for a US–Saudi Nuclear Agreement

The next round of US–KSA negotiations is expected to start in early 2019. Here’s what Congress should know.

OP#39: Safeguards and Verification in Inaccessible Territories

Identifying lessons from Iraq, Libya, Syria, Fukushima/Japan, and Crimea/Ukraine.