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Hui Zhang

Hui Zhang

Senior Research Associate, Project on Managing the Atom

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Telephone: 617-495-5710
Fax: 617-496-0606
Email: Hui_Zhang@harvard.edu

 

 

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2009 (continued)

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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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April 14, 2009

"Do Not Let the Rocket Launch Block North Korean Denuclearization"

Op-Ed, The Nautilus Institute

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

Hui Zhang writes in a Nautilus Institute Policy Forum Online Op-Ed that despite North Korea's recent missile test, "Each side should take reciprocal actions to show their good-faith commitment to the North Korean denuclearization...From China's perspective, the first step should be taken by the side with the least to lose. This is not North Korea...Washington should take the first step that will eventually lead to North Korean denuclearisation."

 

2008

April 2008

"Should and Can the FMCT Be Effectively Verified?"

Journal Article, INESAP Information Bulletin, issue 28

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

Hui Zhang argues that an effective universal Fissile Material Cutoff Treaty (FMCT) would make an important contribution to nuclear disarmament, the nonproliferation regime, and the prevention of nuclear terrorism. However, such a FMCT must have a credible verification regime. Dr. Zhang suggests that it should be technically feasible to establish an effectively verifiable FMCT at a reasonable cost, while protecting national security secrets.

 

 

March 2008

Russian and Chinese Responses to U.S. Military Plans in Space

Report

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

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences called upon Pavel Podvig and Hui Zhang to consider what consequences would develop if the United States continues to pursue the weaponization of space and how China and Russia would respond, and what would be the broader implications for international security.

 

2007

July 2007

"North Korea's Oct. 9 Nuclear Test: Successful or Failed?"

Conference Proceedings

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

In this paper, Zhang examined if the test was successful. Based on a technical analysis, Zhang concluded that: whether North Korea’s Oct. 9 nuclear test was successful or failed would be dependent on North Korea’s designed yield. If North Korea planned a yield of 4 kt (as told to China), it would be not a failed test. It could show that North Korea already had confidence to explode a nuclear device and pursued a much more compact warhead for its missiles. Thus, it is urgent to negotiate for dismantling North Korean nuclear and long-range missile programs.

 

 

July 2007

"Off-Site Air Sampling Analysis And North Korean Nuclear Test"

Conference Proceedings

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

In this paper, Zhang explores what information could have been obtained from offsite air sampling analysis. Specifically, he examines how to use the activity ratios of xenon isotopes to identify the North Korean nuclear test and whether the off-site air sampling analysis would be able to distinguish a test from a plutonium-bomb and a HEU bomb.

 

 

Summer 2007

"Revisiting North Korea's Nuclear Test"

Journal Article, China Security, issue 3, volume 3

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

Hui Zhang re-examines the North Korean explosion on October 9, 2006. His research suggests that the test was likely not a failure if Pyongyang had planned for a yield of 4 kt, as it told Beijing prior to the event.

 

 

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January / February 2007

"The North Korean Test and the Limits of Nuclear Forensics"

Magazine or Newspaper Article, Arms Control Today, (Letter to the Editor)

By Jungmin Kang, Frank N. von Hippel and Hui Zhang, Senior Research Associate, Project on Managing the Atom

Hui Zhang provides a path-breaking technical assessment of the Korean nuclear test, publishing a comment (with co-authors Jungmin Kang and Frank von Hippel) on the test and the limits of nuclear forensics in Arms Control Today.

 

2006

July 2006

"Discussions of Verification of a Fissile Material Cutoff Treaty"

Conference Paper

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

 

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