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Hui Zhang

Senior Research Associate, Project on Managing the Atom

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2009 (continued)

Penn State RS and EC

July 16, 2009

"On China’s Commercial Reprocessing Policy"

Conference Paper

By Hui Zhang, Senior Research Associate, Project on Managing the Atom

Hui Zhang presented his paper "On China’s Commercial Reprocessing Policy," at the Institute for Nuclear Materials Management 50th Annual Meeting, in Tucson, Arizona, 12-16 July 2009.

 

 

AP Photo

July/August 2009

"Ending North Korea's Nuclear Ambitions: The Need for Stronger Chinese Action"

Magazine or Newspaper Article, Arms Control Today, volume 39

By Hui Zhang, Senior Research Associate, Project on Managing the Atom

North Korea has recently taken a series of provocative steps to challenge the international community. If unchecked, North Korea will surely increase the quantity and quality of its arsenal. Even worse, once Pyongyang has more than enough weapons for its deterrent, it might be tempted to sell the surplus. The longer the crisis lasts, the more nuclear capable North Korea will become and the more difficult it will be to roll back Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions.  A nuclear North Korea would put China's national interests at great risk. Beijing can increase pressure on Pyongyang, using positive inducements and punitive measures. The chances are low, however, that Beijing will radically adjust its North Korea policy, at least for the near future. Beijing will continue to maintain its bottom-line approach, avoiding war on the Korean peninsula and an abrupt collapse of the Kim regime. From China's perspective, these scenarios must be avoided at all costs because they are contrary to China's primary interest in a stable environment.

 

 

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June 19, 2009

"Don't Play Nuclear Chicken with a Desperate Pariah"

Magazine or Newspaper Article, Foreign Policy

By Hui Zhang, Senior Research Associate, Project on Managing the Atom

"This game of escalation will go on and on until North Korea gets what it desires most from Washington: a reliable security assurance. Of course, no one likes to yield to dictators. But ultimately, playing chicken with a desperate and nuclear-armed North Korea is too risky to endeavor. The more isolated the North Koreans become, the more likely they will be to use the nuclear card in threatening two hostages: South Korea and Japan. Everyone loses that game"

 

 

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June 18, 2009

"Assessing North Korea's Uranium Enrichment Capabilities"

Magazine or Newspaper Article, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

By Hui Zhang, Senior Research Associate, Project on Managing the Atom

In mid-June 2009, Pyongyang threatened to begin enriching uranium in an effort to expand its nuclear weapons program.  While much is known about North Korea's plutonium production program, far less is understood about what enrichment capabilities Pyongyang currently possesses. Dr. Hui Zhang argues that the evidence seems to indicate that North Korea currently has a very limited capacity for enrichment.

 

 

EL Generalissimo

June 9, 2009

"China Should Abandon All-Carrot Approach"

Op-Ed, Global Times

By Hui Zhang, Senior Research Associate, Project on Managing the Atom

Hui Zhang's Op-Ed, "China Should Abandon All-Carrot Approach," was published in The Global Times, Beijing. In the Op-Ed Zhang argues "China should show its willingness to contribute to international nonproliferation efforts," by "abandon[ing] its temperate approach to North Korea."

 

 

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June 9, 2009

North Korea's Nuclear Program: Looking Forward

Media Feature

By Graham Allison, Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Harvard Kennedy School, Martin B. Malin, Executive Director, Project on Managing the Atom and Hui Zhang, Senior Research Associate, Project on Managing the Atom

As North Korea threatens additional missile tests following its nuclear test in late May and April rocket launch, nuclear experts at the Belfer Center offer analysis and commentary on North Korea's actions and intentions and what the Obama administration should do now.

 

 

http://www.lib.utexas.edu

June 2, 2009

"The North Korean Nuclear Test: The Chinese Reaction"

Magazine or Newspaper Article, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

By Hui Zhang, Senior Research Associate, Project on Managing the Atom

Hui Zhang's article "The North Korean Nuclear Test: The Chinese Reaction" was published by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.  In his article, Zhang argues that like South Korea, Japan, and the United States, China quickly rebuked North Korea for its nuclear test last week.  However, despite growing frustration with Pyongyang, China will more than likely continue to oppose harsh U.N. sanctions against North Korea, and finally, China probably will use its leverage on North Korea only when Washington makes Pyongyang a serious offer that includes normalization of relations and robust security guarantees.

 

 

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May 31, 2009

"US and China Must Stand Up to N. Korea"

Op-Ed, Boston Globe

By Martin B. Malin, Executive Director, Project on Managing the Atom and Hui Zhang, Senior Research Associate, Project on Managing the Atom

"To facilitate enhanced Chinese support for North Korean denuclearization, Washington should also address some of Beijing's security concerns, including US-Japanese missile defense cooperation and sales of missile defense capabilities to Taiwan. The United States and China could also offer one another specific assurances regarding military deployments on the Korean peninsula. Even in the event of a North Korean collapse, the United States has no intention of moving its forces to the Chinese border; it would reduce Beijing's concerns if Washington said so."

 

 

itseeborg

May 25, 2009

China's Nuclear Fuel Cycle: A Case Study of FMCT Verification

Presentation

By Hui Zhang, Senior Research Associate, Project on Managing the Atom

Hui Zhang presented "China's Nuclear Fuel Cycle: A Case Study of FMCT Verification" at the SIPRI Seminar, Verifying a Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty: Technical Issues and Political Choices, UNDIR, Palais des Nations, Geneva, on May 25, 2009.

 

 

April 16, 2009

"How to Deal with N. Korea"

Op-Ed, Boston Globe

By Hui Zhang, Senior Research Associate, Project on Managing the Atom

Hui Zhang's Op-Ed in the Boston Globe argues that negotiations with North Korea must resume immediately on denuclearization, or there is a risk that North Korea may conduct further tests on its long-range missiles or even another nuclear explosion.

 

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