Current Topics in Brief
Nuclear Disaster Preparedness, Syrian Uprising, Cyberterrorism
This month, International Debates is also following these issues: Re-evaluating Nuclear Preparedness The 9.0 earthquake in Japan and the subsequent nuclear crisis has focused new attention on preparedness for such disasters worldwide. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which seeks to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy, is currently debating its own role in strengthening protection standards. Director General Yukiya Amano said recently that it is up to individual countries to set their own nuclear safety regulations, with the IAEA playing an advisory role; however, in a statement to the IAEA Board of Governors, Glyn Davies, the chief U.S….