Publication on UK Hualong One Possible National Security Implications with Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

UK PONI RUSI

Company Director, Dr Thomas Davis, was invited to discuss on the topic of National Security Implications of the UK Hualong One Nuclear Power Station at the annual Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI) conference for the UK Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI), as discussed in a previous news update. The follow up paper titled ‘National Security Implications of the UK Hualong One Nuclear Power Station’ written by Dr Thomas Davis has been published in the annual RUSI UK PONI 2020 papers.

The paper evaluates and assesses how: a) the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR)’s formal approval could serve as a catalyst in compelling countries in the Middle East, South East Asia, Africa, South America, and Europe to purchase, either independently or via Chinese state loans, Chinese nuclear power; and b) Chinese strategic leverage over the UK and the national security implications related to the financial and construction approval for the UK Hualong One nuclear power station on British soil.

Read the full report here.

The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) is the world’s oldest and the UK’s leading defence and security think tank. Now its ninth year, the RUSI UK PONI Annual Conference is the premier national forum for the nuclear policy community to consider salient issues in the field and promote the emergence of a new generation of expertise in academia, industry, government, and the military.


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